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(Article #790) is a uniquely-textured bulky weight yarn that works up quickly and easily.
98% acrylic, 2% polyester; packaged in 6 oz/170g (185 yd/167m) pull skeins.
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Lion Brand« Homespun®
8 sts = about 4 in. (10 cm).
Large hook is used to create an open fabric that will easily stretch to fit a range of sizes.
SHRUG Ch 85. Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across – 84 sts. Row 2: Ch 1, turn, working in back loops only, sc in each st across. Repeat Row 2 until piece measures about 38 in. (96.5 cm) from beginning.
FINISHING Fold piece in half to measure 21 x 38 in. (53.5 x 96.5 cm). Place markers on each of the 21 in. (53.5 cm) sides, 7 in. (18 cm) below fold for armholes. Seam sides from markers down to lower edge. Weave in ends.
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Just tried one of these in Homespun Gothic -- I love the rich, deep purple! A bit tedious, but easy to work the back loops "by feel" and I defined the ends of each row with 2 stitches through both loops. Also experimented a bit with the dimensions (since I'm short-waisted) & I'm pleased with the result. Soft, cozy, drapes nicely; I wear it around the house just to keep comfy in the a/c, but it also really dressed up a plain grey & white sleeveless dress for a fancy luncheon.
Here's the deal (IMO)with the stripes: First, mine is folded as in the photo -- vertical down the back and horizontal for the sleeves & (adjustable width) shawl collar. I think this is most flattering. To get this, you fold down the middle of each stripe with your beginning & ending rows forming the sleeve edges.
To customize, you can reduce the # of chains to begin with, which will shorten the length in the back (as well as the width & collar turnover in the front.) You also can work fewer rows to limit the amount of "batwing" draping between your arms & hips, but the trade-off is a shorter sleeve.
I really couldn't tell for sure until I was done if I'd love it or turn it into a blanket, but I'm so glad I stuck with this that I'm going to try another in Homespun Thick & Quick! PS I had a full skein plus some extra left over.
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