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yarn substitute? and other questions

Posted by gracie01 (My Page) on
Thu, Sep 18, 08 at 13:20

Hi all,

I have crocheted on & off for a long time, but never used any of the "new" yarns on the market. I have a pattern for a shawl that calls for "homespun or any other bulky yarn". I have heard that homespun is difficult to crochet with... true? If so, what do you suggest as a substitute? tia

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RE: yarn substitute? and other questions

I would say that there are two types of homespun yarn: yarn that is home-spun and Lion Brand Homespun. I am assuming you are speaking of LB Homespun. It isn't difficult to crochet with, per se, but rather difficult to see your stitches so that you know where to insert the hook on the next round. That is because it isn't twisted as much as some other yarns. Any bulky yarn that is twisted well should work. Like Wool-Ease Thick and Quick, Jiffy Thick and Quick, etc.

RE: yarn substitute? and other questions

Thank you Donna.

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