I started knitting prayer/healing shawls just recently. When I purchased Prayer Shawl Ministry: Reaching Those in Need I bought some Lion Brand Homespun Yarn to make a project.
Let’s start with – I really like this yarn. “Soft, Silky and Beautiful! A uniquely textured yarn that works up quickly and easily. … Please note that some colors have long, slow color variations that cause them to subtly stripe. This is deliberate and adds to the beauty of the finished garment; such yarns are designated as our ‘painterly’ colors.” It’s neat yarn. It is made up of fibers woven around a central string to create these little nubs. Homespun Yarn for a picture. And it’s got a ton of colors. It’s warm and most importantly it’s machine wash & dry. My cats love it.
Ok. I can’t purl with this yarn without straightening the nubs out on one side of my fingers and bunching them up on the other side. If you pull too hard on this yarn it will do this. Anyone who wraps the yarn around their fingers while knitting will notice this. It just takes an adjustment in they way you knit. That being said – I think it’s worth it. I just have to figure out how to adjust my purling now.