Homespun Yarn

Homespun yarn

About The Yarn

CYC5 Bulky weight; 98% acrylic, 2% polyester; 185 yds (169m); 170 grams

Homespun yarn is one of Lion Brand's classics. I remember it being around when I was learning how to crochet and that was an eternity ago. (Really somewhere around 1995.) I used it for a few blankets (including one I started for a boyfriend, gifted to him unfinished, we broke up, and I finished it and regifted to another boyfriend...) and maybe a scarf or two. There always seemed to be a skein sitting around the house and my whole family (even Dad) knew "Homespun."

After those early projects I brushed it aside as a cheap novelty yarn. I guess I went through a yarn snob phase? Or maybe it was a textural thing. If you want to work complex stitch patterns this is not the yarn for you. And that was my thing, I loved heavily cabled and allover lace fabrics. So Homespun fell by the wayside.

Now fast forward years and I'm older, busier, and not looking to impress anyone with fancy projects and I can see the value of a yarn like this. It's limited in the types of stitches you can do, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. It makes simple stitches shine. I personally love the nubby look of stockinette although it works equally well for garter stitch. A simple large scale pattern like wide ribbing or basket weave could also work if you want to add more texture to the already rich texture.

Needles used for swatch: US 10.5 (6.5mm)

Gauge of swatch: 11 sts & 17 rows = 4" in stockinette stitch

Homespun Yarn

What Can You Do With One Skein?

Lion Brand has a pretty large selection of free patterns that use Homespun yarn. If you can't find something there then I'd suggest looking for projects like blankets, scarves, shawls, and simple garments. This yarn is definitely soft enough to wear against the skin. 
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