The worst yarn you ever used.....

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The worst yarn you ever used.....
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Wed, 07-06-2005 - 11:41pm

What's the worst yarn you've ever used? I want to hear all about it.

1. What it was.
2. What you were using it for.
3. Why didn't you like it.
4. Would it have been better used another way?

Dish the dirt on the yarn you hate, yarn gossip fence is now up!

LOL, Kat

~Kat, kittyprints4

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Registered: 04-06-2003
Thu, 07-07-2005 - 8:03am
I'd have to say it was a toss up. I am used to using

 

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Registered: 03-25-2003
Thu, 07-07-2005 - 9:11am

1. What it was.


Homespun Baby by Lion Brand
2. What you were using it for.


Poncho for Aly, and still using it til I finish the darn thing
3. Why didn't you like it.


It pulled apart the first few times I tried it in certain spots.

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Thu, 07-07-2005 - 10:13am

I have a couple yarns I'm not particularly fond of for certain things and they're both Lion Brand unfortunately.

Their homespun. It splits terribly, but honestly, on a good side, there's few yarns I'd rather have for an afgan.

And their Wool Ease, it also splits terribly and I made a whole sweater out of it for my DH. Now I'm making the leftovers into a mitered square afgan and it's working beautiful. I would use it again, but not for a sweater.

Oh, Bernat's Cotton Tots? That yarn knits up nice enough and makes a beautiful product but the lint that comes off of it while you are knitting! It gets in my eyes and irritates my contacts to no end! But I'd use it again LOL.

So that's my peeves right now. Kat

~Kat, kittyprints4

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Thu, 07-07-2005 - 10:42am

1. What it was.

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Registered: 08-06-2004
Thu, 07-07-2005 - 2:49pm

I'm with Amy on the Homespun yarn. I have a really hard time seeing the stitches with this yarn because it's curly. I LOVE the texture and it's so soft and projects look beautiful when they are done, but I guess I just don't have the patience to work with it. Nope, I don't plan on using Homespun anything anytime soon.

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Registered: 03-20-2005
Thu, 07-07-2005 - 5:20pm

1. What it was.
Lion Brand thick and quick chennille

2. What you were using it for.
A scarf

3. Why didn't you like it.
It sheds terribly

4. Would it have been better used another way?
Just to put in the garbage. :)

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Thu, 07-07-2005 - 8:58pm
I totally forgot about that! I made two bags for my neices out of the stuff and that got in my contacts and drove me insane too! Dang!

~Kat, kittyprints4

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Registered: 03-20-2005
Fri, 07-08-2005 - 6:59am
I was in Walmart not to long ago looking at yarns and 2 women were having a conversation about the Lion Brand chennille wondering if it was a good yarn. I told them to save their money and get a better quality yarn. They were very grateful I gave them the heads up.
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Fri, 07-08-2005 - 8:14am

I crochetted at least five scarves with the Chenille T&Q, and didn't have any problems. but then again the scarves were in triple crochet so who knows if that made a difference for me or not.


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Fri, 07-08-2005 - 4:10pm
i agree about lion homespun - i UNFORTUNATELY used it for the very first thing i tried to knit when i was learning to knit. big mistake - it made learning SO much harder because it splits so easily. the color was so pretty, though, that i couldn't resist it. on the other hand, the spiraly texture hides mistakes well, so in that sense it is good for beginners.

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