Homespun Yarn

I have two skeins of Homespun yarn and I dont’ know what to knit with them. I have read posts on here and it seems to be a less than favorite yarn. What would you recommend I make with this yarn?

Thanks for the help.


I love the colors that homespun has, but I didn’t enjoy knitting with it. For one thing it hides the stitches so I feel like what’s the point. :lol: It would be a nice warm blanket, but of course two skeins is not enough for that. On the Lion Brand website they have a lot of patterns for each each yarn. Here’s the one for homespun. Maybe you can get an idea from there for a smallish project. A hat or two or a baby sweater maybe?

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Homespun patterns

I vote hat. Also, I made a skinny, long scarf using very large needles – a fashion type scarf, not a winter scarf, and got lots of compliments at work. :smiley:

I would recommend that you not knit with it and return it to the store or sell it on ebay.

With knitting you need to enjoy the process as much as you like the end result. Life is too short to waste on bad yarn!

:rofling: I can’t stand the stuff, either.

You have convinced me!!! Now on to a new project.


I just joined the forum today with a question and happened to see this post. I made reference in my posting to a sweater disaster which produced an ugly sweater that would fit my Miata…done with Homespun!!! I ditto the above. Also, it splits, you cannot see the individual stitches and the nubby stuff gets hung up on the needles. I did a gauge swatch which was on the mark and had an experienced knitter check it for me. Made no difference. :rollseyes:

I like working with Homespun.

:roflhard: That’s why they still make it. :wink:

Home Spun can provide a lot to talk about over tea. I don’t like it all, by girlfriend LOVES it. It’s become very popular in church groups because it makes such soft prayer shawls.


My DD bought me 2 skeins of HS for christmas (among a basket of other knitting goodies) so I wasn’t about to return it or b**ch about it, besides I loved the color. So I made this

It was very simple and fast; it is cozy; and I only used 2 skeins 'cause I didn’t put the fringe on and it still looks good.

I did find that this time around (my second attempt with HS) that it didn’t worm, I think because I was continental knitting as opposed to english the first time I used it. Has to be something about my tension. I dunno, but it was easier to work with. I don’t think I’ll be washing this shawl tho’ from everything I’ve heard.

I have used homesoun yarn many times. It is hard at first to use, but after a while you learn to not put too much tension on the working yarn. Makes great shawls and scarfs. Dont recommend doing a fringe on either. It kinda will come out when pulled on. Just thought you should know this so you can at least try to use your two balls
Debbie Richardson

I loved Homespun when I 1st started knitting because it was so soft. I made my mil an afghan with it…she loves it! But, I don’t really enjoy knitting with it anymore…I’m a smooth yarn kinda girl :wink:

The only thing I would make with it is a bonfire.

:notworthy: :notworthy:

:shock: :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard:

I began knitting about two years ago and I did use some Homespun for easy scarves. :smiley: What I liked about it at the time was that it did NOT show stitches so if there was a less than perfect stitch no one would know. I do think the colors are pretty and I liked the wave in the yarn. But I have moved on from it just as I once used fun fur for scarves and have moved on from that too. I still say if you like it, buy it and use it. :XX: :XX: