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What's the Worst Yarn you've ever used?

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I have to be the oddball here, I love Homespun. Once you get past the chain and first row, it's not that bad. I've made many scarves, a poncho, and a Seraphina shawl out of Homespun and they all turned out great. I love the colorways, especially the ones that gradually change colors. And, you use a larger hook so the projects work up pretty quickly.

 

I have to say the worst yarn I've ever used is Lion Brand Suede, I love the way it looks but hate to crochet with it. It sticks to the hook, turns on itself, and is almost impossible to frog. I made the mistake of buying a big stash of it off Ebay a couple years ago and after making one purse, the rest of it went into a box under my bed! :hook

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I was in JoAnn's yesterday, using up all my coupons. So, I just happened to be walking by the yarn :wink and noticed a clearance section chock full of.....Homespun. In fact, at least 80% of the clearance yarn was Homespun! A lucky find for those who like using it - they had several pretty colors. Of course, I kept looking and managed to find some other yarns to fill the gap... :)

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The worst yarn I have ever used is Redheart Plush, because my hands get so dry, even in the summer. I made a treeskirt for a friend and couldn't wait until I finished because it stuck to my hands so badly! :eek I like a lot of the yarns other people hate (especially RHSS), but I hate Simply Soft, not for splitting or squeakiness, but because it knots really badly for me. I rewound every skein I own into cakes to make it easier to use. I spent hours doing this because I just could not give it away or *gasp* throw it out... yes, I have done that. Anytime I have a skein that I can't get unknotted it goes in the trash. I have a hard time removing knots and I feel rude asking someone, "hey, you want some tangled yarn??" :lol

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I saw a lot of replies that said Red Heart. I don't like it either, BUT the new RH Eco Recycled Cotton is great!! I love the feel and it works so well.

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I feel backwards... i love homespun, supersaver, bernet. i usually hate wool it feels scratchy to me... maybe im an alien or something but i love homespun but its too pricy so i usually dont buy it. super saver is amazing i never have a problem with it at all. its a big favorite of mine. as for caron simply soft... i hate it. texture makes me want to drop it off a clif while working with it petting it its great lol

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I'm doing a project with Homespun right now. I'll agree with an earlier poster that doing the beginning chain and foundation row is a real pain! Since the yarn is so twisty it's hard to tell what stitch you're in. Once you get started though it's not so bad, and the yarn is lovely soft.

 

The worst stuff I ever used was some Sensations boucle. Skinny little string with puffs attatched, not consistent in size, the base thread broke and there were knots in it! I love the shawl I got out of it, but I'll never use that yarn again.

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I find Homespun easy to KNIT with; haven't tried to crochet with it but probably wouldn't like it for crocheting. Same with Light & Lofty, easy to knit with.

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I find Homespun easy to KNIT with; haven't tried to crochet with it but probably wouldn't like it for crocheting. Same with Light & Lofty, easy to knit with.

 

I wondered about that - maybe I will try a knit scarf or something. I'd hate to let any yarn go to waste.

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I find Homespun easy to KNIT with; haven't tried to crochet with it but probably wouldn't like it for crocheting. Same with Light & Lofty, easy to knit with.

 

...uh oh...(looks at the 5 skeins of L&L I got on clearance, waiting for an idea as to what to make of it)

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Homespun is ok for things like shawls that can be done with stitches in the spaces.

 

Maybe it's my bi-focals, but I can't see Boucle stitches at all! That's really hard for me to use.

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anything related to fun fur or eyelash.. ugh!

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Maybe it's my bi-focals, but I can't see Boucle stitches at all! That's really hard for me to use.

 

Oh, tell me about it! I used Bernat Boucle yarn for my first crocheted sweater. I swear, I could not keep track of the stitches and ended up with sweater pieces that were misshapen, to say the very least. The funny part was that once I sewed everything up, the sweater looked okay; in fact, the longer back looked okay. People have actually complimented me on the sweater -- if they only knew what a MESS it was to crochet! :lol

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Homespun all the way. I love the look and feel of it and all but it's just a pain in the butt. lol

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Wool is my least favorite, too fiber-y, and dazzle aire, wow, too hard to work with, being all fluffy and all, and i don't like caron simply soft, unless for babies, it's too soft. I stick with red heart, lion brand, vanna's choice, and a few specialties like thistle, and i can't remember the others. lol my worst to work with was a skane, (he he, long a) of a nylonish ribbon stuff, worked up as i imagine a plastic bag would! grrrrrr.........

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I do not like RH Baby Cloud or Bernat Baby Coordinates...both are a pain to work with...i can't even see the holes in my chain to make the first foundation row...it's pretty tho. The Bernat stuff...my hooks kept catching the little ribbon strip...i was ready to trash that baby blanket....but i found a good home for the BC stuff I do have

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hoemspun and mohair for me I like the feel of the mohair but trying to see the stiches is difficult for me to see.

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I tried RHSS for the first time this summer just to see what it's like. It was rough, squeaky and scratchy. It made my hands itch terribly. The yarn thickness wasn't uniform, either. It was really thin in some places and then would thicken back up. I finally gave up and threw it out. I can't stand the stuff. I've made several afghans using 2 strands at a time of Homespun and a Q hook with no issues. Maybe the key to working with Homespun is to use more than one strand at a time? As for fun fur - someone provided the fun fur and it was difficult to work with alone. I figured there had to be a better way and experimented using some Aunt Lydia's thread with it. Using the two together helped a lot. I coordinated the fun fur with the thread and it worked out fine.

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Lion's Brand Homespun. I have about 50 of them that will sit forever. Maybe my babies will like it. Or there will be a yarn shortage and I will go through withdrawal and it will be the last type on yarn on earth. Then I will probably use it.

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Fun Fur and Red Heart Light n Lofty, I love the Light n Lofty yarn but I don't like using single crochet with Light n Lofty.

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I haven't used a yarn that I hated working with at all. I love working with homespun and have washed a few things a lot and it hasn't stretched out on me.

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Hobby Lobby Frosting yarn. I still have a bunch of it that I really want to burn, I hate it that much. I have the worst time trying to frog it.

 

I'll gladly take Homespun off people's hands. If there's anyone that wants the Frosting yarn though, it's theirs.

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Bernat Baby Corordinates. Really nice to look at, not so nice to work with. I made three baby blankets with it and have about 2 skeins left, maybe more and I can't even make myself pull it out much less try to figure out what to do with it.

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My worst yarn, which I am using for a baby afghan right now :( I forget and buy it sometimes because it has such beautiful vibrant colors, is TLC. The times I have used it I have found that it does not have any bouncey texture to it. It crochets up more like a thread. Not soft after crocheted up.

 

I see there are many that dislike HomeSpun...One of my favorites. So favorite that my friends and family give me their leftover. When I get enough my plan is to make DH and I a large afghan. We do not own one afghan that I have crocheted. I think that is true with many of us hookers!

 

As in another interesting thread that we discussed HomeSpun. I had a hard time at first but it holds up so well to washings and crochets up so fast and the blend of the colors are beautiful.

 

Happy Crocheting Everyone,

KathyWho

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