Yarn Review…Lion Brand “Hometown USA”…

Good afternoon everyone!

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!

Happy knitting!