Lion Brand Homespun Yarn

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A perfectly reliable acrylic, polyester yarn with a textured ripple. Lion Brand Homespun Yarn is bulky weight, and knits and crochets surprisingly lightly.

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Lion Brand Homespun yarn is available in 75 shades!

From shawls to sweaters to throws, this yarn can’t be beat for softness and sheer touch-ability. With solids, heathers, and beautiful self-striping ‘painterly’ colors, Homespun® comes in gorgeous shades you’ll love. Please note that some colors have long, slow color variations that cause them to subtly stripe. This is deliberate and adds to the beauty of the finished garment; such yarns are designated as our ‘painterly’ colors.

A perfectly reliable acrylic, polyester yarn with a textured ripple. Lion Brand Homespun is bulky weight, and knits and crochets surprisingly lightly. in addition, the ripple lifts the simplest stitch. The “painterly” shades also subtly self stripe. Knits up on US 10 (6mm) needles or a K (6.50mm) hook.

Review Summary:

Lion Brand Homespun Yarn is a bulky yarn and works up beautifully.  The variegated colors when making afghans come out in stripes which is beautiful. However, the yarn itself a challenge to work with as it may tangle and split due to the nature of the spin. Once you realize the need to work gently, the end results are amazing and unique! Overall it has an interesting texture – thick, super soft and cuddly. As a result of the thickness and texture, you can’t see knots or any type of yarn changes.

In addition, there are 3 different types of colors; painterly, heathered, and multi-tweed. Our favorite is the painterly colors (such as painted desert), which gradually change and are absolutely gorgeous!

This yarn makes some amazing scarves, shawls, and blankets! Also, the colors tend to be more intense than most yarns, so if color is what you’re wanting, this yarn is your ticket!

Fibres:

98% Acrylic, 2% Polyester

Care:

Machine wash. Initial water temperature should not exceed 40C or 105F. Use a machine dryer regularly used at the hottest available temperature setting. Do not smooth or finish with an iron. Do NOT use bleach products. Dry Clean, any solvent.


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8.3Expert Score
Lion Brand Homespun Yarn A perfectly reliable acrylic, polyester yarn with a textured ripple. Lion Brand Homespun Yarn is bulky weight, and knits and crochets surprisingly lightly.
Color Range
9
Easy Care
8.5
Versatility/Easy to use
8
Softness
8
Value for money
8

Additional information

Specification: Lion Brand Homespun Yarn

Yarn Weight

5 – Bulky

Colour
Fibers

Acrylic/Polyester Blend

Brand

Lion Brand

Care

Machine Wash, Machine Dry

Crochet Hook

6.5 mm | K-10.5

Knitting Needle

US 10 (8.0 mm), US 8 (5.0 mm)

Yardage

185yds (169m)

Unit Weight

170 grams (6 oz)

Gauge (Crochet)

10 sc x 10 r on K-10.5 (6.5mm)

Gauge (Knitting)

14 sts x 20 r on #10 (6mm)

Texture

Single ply wrapped with fine thread

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