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  #21  
Old September 7th 04, 05:24 PM
Seaspray
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Hi Mirjam,
Because Homespun is a twisted yarn it tends to unravel and fray on the ends.
Mine is a green and tan verigated yarn twisted with a strand which resembles
thick thread. They also tend to separate at the ends. But is it so soft to
the touch and "feels" nice to work with as well.

Due to the twisted nature of the yarn, I had a really difficult time in
getting this off the ground. After I made my chain, it was so hard for me
to connect the ends making sure I did not have the chain twisted, actually
very frustrating! LOL But I kept at it and it is coming along nicely.
Diane
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"Mirjam Bruck-Cohen" wrote in message
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Hee Kirsten Welcome back ,, god to READ you !!
And why is the homespun not good for a poncho ????
mirjam

My roommate wanted to use Homespun on her poncho but I quickly told her

she
couldn't use it if she wanted fringe! I used TLC Amore yarn, while she
chose to use some Wool-Ease. I finished mine over the weekend and have

been
commissioned to make two more, and to finish one I'd started out of scrap
yarn to test out the pattern (of course, I'm not going to have enough of

the
scrap to finish, by just barely, so I"ll have to buy another skein of

it).
This one works up very quickly!

~Kristen

"Seaspray" wrote in message
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I am just finishing my DD's poncho in which I used Homespun yarn. This
particular yarn does fray at the ends. She wants fringe and I was

reluctant
to do it, but she asked me to add beads on the ends of the fringe,

along
with a knot after the bead. Seems that she saw that in a store at the

mall.
This may be another alternative in using beads in crochet.

I am gonna try this and see how it turns out. I won't put a bead at

each
fringe end, but just some of them.

Diane
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"Elizabeth Naime" wrote in message
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Quoth Angela on Fri, 3 Sep 2004 04:13:56
+0800,

Just had an idea - I think putting in tiny shiny beads would make

the
poncho
"shimmer" and look even more glamourous. Hmm!

Heh, the fashion trend hasn't gone that far yet. Bet your first

beaded
fishnet poncho becomes a trendsetter! It does seem a great idea!

Time for me to learn how to add beads to my stitches.

Load the beads on the thread/yarn first, then bring them into the

work
one at a time. Hmm you will not want to use a fluffy thread/yarn if

you
go this route -- there will be a LOT of beads on your waiting yarn!

A picture is worth a thousand words, and this site is useful:

http://beadcrochet.com/

Another tried and true method is to string the beads on a very

strong,
light, inconspicuous thread and carry it along with the heavier,
textured and/or otherwise hard to string many beads onto main
thread/yarn.You'd work it the same way, just using the two threads
together.


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  #22  
Old September 8th 04, 12:42 AM
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like I said, my roommate is also trying this pattern. She has very
very little practice crocheting, so it's interesting, LOL. She's not
a size 8 as the pattern states, so I figured giving her a larger hook
would help make it a smidge larger (and also every beginner I've ever
worked with tends to crochet very tightly, so I figured a larger hook
would help)...well...no..lol...she is the most loose crocheter I think
I have ever seen. I'm tempted to tell her to pull it out and start
over with a smaller hook, but we worked for over an hour on it, and I
know that would be frustrating...but it'll also be frustrating for her
to finish it and it fall straight off her shoulders!

I actually had to end up adding a decreasing row to the top of the
poncho pattern after I'd finished because I wanted it to be up on my
shoulders more. I just did the same pattern as the increase row, just
opposite (one round of sc, sc 2 st tog, rpt). The next one I make I
think I will start with 60 st in the round, and do two rows of inc, so
that way the neck hole is the right size to begin with. I do
recommend doing a border row around the top after you are finished.
It hides any foundation row mistakes and gives it a nice finished
look.

~Kristen


t (JudyTurpin) wrote in message ...
I tried out the pattern with some leftover microspun. It isn't too hard for me
(a beginner at crochet) but I did run out of the microspun with a mini poncho
completed - so I either need to get more or try with something else. Actually
while I don't like working with that yarn as it tends to split easily, I have
to admit it feels good and has a nice drape to it. The pattern is quite
forgiving as it can easily be ripped back when I find a mistake.


I am going to attempt this one as well. My daughter wants one, so why not
try. I had printed this from the same site. There are others on the same
site that are pretty cute for little ones.
"Kristen" wrote in message
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This is the one my roommate and I are making:
http://www.crochetpatterncentral.com...poshponcho.php

Both the patterns we considered making are new patterns, not vintage ones.
The popular ponchos are mostly the more open, just for fashion, not for
warmth type garments. They're also shorter than a lot of the vintage
patterns I found. This one works up pretty quick; after you get past the
band at the top, it goes very fast...last night was slow crocheting

because
I had to keep stopping to help my roommate with her crocheting...at least
that's going better than the knitting lesson I tried to give last winter!

~Kristen

"Angela" wrote in message
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Heya everyone,

I lurk in this group a lot :-). Just wanted to ask about the crocheted
ponchos which are supposedly in fashion right now - what do they look

like?
Any pictures that I could look at?

Thanks,
Angela








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Old September 8th 04, 12:51 AM
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LOL, when I posted, it was just after midnite on my time!

~Kristen

"Mirjam Bruck-Cohen" wrote in message
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Ohh Kirsten you are Up and about !!
here it is 07.42
have you thought of knitting a separate Collar .....you know i think
it is called a Dicky ....
mirjam
On Tue, 7 Sep 2004 00:35:22 -0400, "Kristen"
wrote:

I think I have plenty of scarves that if I wanted something to go around

my
neck, I could find something easily! I think, though, because of the
openness of this pattern, this poncho will definitely be a fall garment.
Weather here never seems to be in between; it will be nice and

comfortable
one week and super chilly the next!

~Kristen

"Mirjam Bruck-Cohen" wrote in message
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Kristen???
have you comsidered adding a collar ,,, or a kind of small shawl colar
one could wrap around the neck in the colder days ??
mirjam

Definitely more fashion than practical! The one good thing about the
pattern I made is that the band around the top is tightly crocheted,

so
it
does give some warmth to your shoulders--just perfect for a nice fall

day,
or when you're stuck in a building with too cool of a temperature!

Beads would be an interesting addition! I've never done beaded

crochet,
but
I can imagine that it would take what seems like forever to string all

the
beads on before starting!

~Kristen

"Angela" wrote in message
...
Thanks so much! I had a great time looking through the links, and

the
links
from the links, and so on *laugh*. So that's what the fashion

ponchos
look
like - more decorative and fishnet-like than practical!

Just had an idea - I think putting in tiny shiny beads would make

the
poncho
"shimmer" and look even more glamourous. Hmm! Time for me to learn

how
to
add beads to my stitches.

Hugs,
Angela










  #24  
Old September 8th 04, 01:01 AM
Kristen
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Thanks for the "welcome back"

Homespun would be nice for the actual poncho since it's a great yarn,
nice texture and color combinations, but Homespun is not great for
doing fringe. It does not stay twisted very well and the frayed ends
are not attractive. I have an afghan made with a similar yarn (Red
Heart's version of a similar twisted yarn), and it has fringe and even
though at one time, the fringe was even and neat, now it's kind of
ratty looking. But it's okay since the afghan itself isn't the best
(chalk it up as a lesson learned as a novice crocheter a few years
ago!).

Homespun is also a difficult yarn sometimes to crochet because it's
hard to see the stitches. You kind of have to go by "feel" sometimes
to find the holes. I've got a scarf on knitting needles made of
homespun, LOL. Knitting with Homespun wasn't really hard...other than
I'm not a very good knitter, YET! I'm too impatient and like the
speed of crocheting better!

~Kristen

(Mirjam Bruck-Cohen) wrote in message ...
Hee Kirsten Welcome back ,, god to READ you !!
And why is the homespun not good for a poncho ????
mirjam

My roommate wanted to use Homespun on her poncho but I quickly told her she
couldn't use it if she wanted fringe! I used TLC Amore yarn, while she
chose to use some Wool-Ease. I finished mine over the weekend and have been
commissioned to make two more, and to finish one I'd started out of scrap
yarn to test out the pattern (of course, I'm not going to have enough of the
scrap to finish, by just barely, so I"ll have to buy another skein of it).
This one works up very quickly!

~Kristen

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Old September 8th 04, 03:04 AM
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I made a vest of Homespun. I notice that some of the colors are
evenly mottled, but mine (Sierra) came out in stripes of varying
widths, and even the colors differed, though they all said they were
the same dyelot. And of course, the back, which was wide, had
narrower stripes than the two fronts. All in all, I ripped that
sucker out THREE times before it came out to my liking. And I found
that you immediately needed to put a knot into any cut end, or it
would completely unravel into a fluffy glob. But I just love its
soft cuddliness.
Kira
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Old September 8th 04, 03:05 AM
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Hi Kristen,

I agree with you on the Homespun yarn. I tried crocheting with it and gave us
and made a knit scarf with it.

Hugs,

Nora
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Old September 8th 04, 03:21 AM
Kristen
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The only good thing about crocheting with it (other than it's great texture
and color) is that since you can't see what you're doing, other people can't
see your mistakes either!

My knitting (all six inches of it) looks nice and neat!

~Kristen

"NoraBalcer" wrote in message
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Hi Kristen,

I agree with you on the Homespun yarn. I tried crocheting with it and gave

us
and made a knit scarf with it.

Hugs,

Nora



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Old September 8th 04, 03:25 AM
Kristen
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I have an afghan I made with Homespun (one without fringe) and I noticed
when I was making that how the color changes, but that worked for what I was
making (a very light weight, but surprisingly warm, afghan). I can't see
the color change in the scarf I started last winter (Sandstone color), but
the afghan I made is a teal/blue color that has parts that are a darker blue
almost purple in the yarn. Homespun is a very interesting yarn...just not
good for fringe unless you do want a knot in every end!

~Kristen

"Kira Dirlik" !! wrote in message
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I made a vest of Homespun. I notice that some of the colors are
evenly mottled, but mine (Sierra) came out in stripes of varying
widths, and even the colors differed, though they all said they were
the same dyelot. And of course, the back, which was wide, had
narrower stripes than the two fronts. All in all, I ripped that
sucker out THREE times before it came out to my liking. And I found
that you immediately needed to put a knot into any cut end, or it
would completely unravel into a fluffy glob. But I just love its
soft cuddliness.
Kira



  #29  
Old September 8th 04, 03:23 PM
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On Tue, 7 Sep 2004 22:25:20 -0400, "Kristen"
wrote:

When I was at camp in August, someone there was knitting a Homespun
shawl of various blues. The colors of purples, blues, aquas, were
evenly dispersed in a mottle. I noticed in the store if you look at
the end of the skein, you can see if that particular color is one of
the wide-striped kinds, or one of the evenly mottled kinds. Who
knew?
Kira

I have an afghan I made with Homespun (one without fringe) and I noticed
when I was making that how the color changes, but that worked for what I was
making (a very light weight, but surprisingly warm, afghan). I can't see
the color change in the scarf I started last winter (Sandstone color), but
the afghan I made is a teal/blue color that has parts that are a darker blue
almost purple in the yarn. Homespun is a very interesting yarn...just not
good for fringe unless you do want a knot in every end!

~Kristen


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On Thursday, September 2, 2004 1:54:18 PM UTC+5, Angela wrote:
Heya everyone,

I lurk in this group a lot :-). Just wanted to ask about the crocheted
ponchos which are supposedly in fashion right now - what do they look like?
Any pictures that I could look at?

Thanks,
Angela


Woa thats so cute and awesome
 




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