Among all the bits of leftover yarn given to me for my first Ugly Blanket, there were a few Homespun and Light & Lofty skeins. Since there were 6 of them, I decided to make them into their own Ugly Blanket. Being a thicker type of yarn, I first checked to see if there were patterns specifically suited to the yarn. I found this pattern.
Here is my finished product:
It turned out to be VERY stretchy, and the two yarns didn't go together as well as I would have liked, but it's ugly and it's warm! Incidentally, the center portion and the border are the same amount of yarn.
Size N hook, 6 skeins.
The biggest problem was that I found some mistakes in the pattern. That was extremely frustrating, especially when using the yarn for the first time. I couldn't tell if the they were pattern mistakes, my mistakes, or just the nature of the yarn. It turned out to be the pattern, and I had to adjust partway through. If I did a "next time," I would probably use a standard Granny Square pattern rather than this adapted one. Or I would simply make up a pattern with the border worked right into each row.
A friend of mine used this pattern once with the Homespun yarn. Has anyone else used this yarn? What is your favorite pattern to use? I loved working with it and would definitely do it again!