Hello, I’m Diana Poirier, mother to Mathieu (my 14 year old son) and wife to Marc for the past 17 years. My knitting journey all began when my mother taught me how to knit when I was about 9 years old – how to cast on and the knit and purl stitches. I would knit … Read more My Story
A little while back, I mentioned to you some yarn that was sent to me to review – Lion Brand “Hometown USA”. Well, I’ve finally had some time to play with it.
Lion Brand “Hometown USA” – review
TYPE OF YARN: 100% Acrylic Super Bulky (made in the USA).
KNITTING: It’s a wonderfully soft yarn with a very vibrant colour. I found when I first started knitting with it, the ends did unravel a bit but as I got further along in the piece, this was no longer an issue. The stitch definition is good. I feel this yarn would look best with a more textured stitch (Garter, Moss) than a flat stitch (Stockinette).
PACKAGING: Comes in a 81 yard ball (5oz)
GAUGE: This yarn knits up true to gauge on US size 13 needles (9mm) at 9 stitches and 12 rows for 4″. This is unblocked.
WASHING: Machine washable and dryable. I would suggest washing in cold water and a low tumble dry.
WHAT TO MAKE: This is a super chunky yarn, so any project would knit up quickly. If you’re looking for a weekend project, it would be perfect for chunky scarves and cowls or for pillow cushions. If you have more time, consider making a luscious baby blanket or a very appreciated couch throw. It would also be ideal for Autumn wraps.
This yarn is available in a wide assortment of colours from loveknitting.com and if you head over there before the end of July, there are some colours that are ON SALE for 25% off!
This big box of beautiful yarn arrived on my doorstep this morning!
Loveknitting.com sent it to me for FREE in exchange for a yarn review! Not a bad deal if I do say so myself! 😉
I selected a yarn I’ve never used before just to try something new. It’s “Hometown USA” by Lion Brand in “Vermont Green” and it’s super chunky. And guess what?? It’s ON SALE right now over at Loveknitting.com!!
I know EXACTLY what I want to make with it and will hopefully get it started this weekend!
In way of a review; a full one will be done once I start knitting with it, but what I can tell you right now, is it’s amazingly soft and the colour is very vibrant.
Well, I’m going to have to say this working everyday thing is REALLY cutting into my knitting time!! LOL!!
I usually can get a few rows in at night, but not much more than that!
I have to really try, though, in the next couple of weeks to get my project done for Paintbox Yarns! I told them I would have the pattern ready for mid August and I still have a whole other side of the garment to make, take the photos, and write the pattern! YIKES!!