I’m sorry, knitting dudes and dudettes. I’ve been lazy about posting the results of my first hand-spun knitting project. I’ve had it done for almost a month. And then it sat, and it sat. Then last week I finally got around to blocking it.
Here it is:
I spun 100% merino combed wool top on my Lendrum DT. I spun 3 bobbins of what I thought was fine singles, then plied them together and realized they weren’t so fine after all. I can’t claim I stuck to a consistent ratio or drafting method. I didn’t even try. My goal was to spin singles that made a decent yarn. Period.
I think I managed to pick a very forgiving pattern that capitalized on the loft and eccentric “texture” of my finished yarn.
I’m sure that, in time, I’ll produce much more refined yarn. And I’ll knit many more fascinating hand-spun projects. But there’ll never be another first hand-spun project. I’m a proud mamma. I hope you like it too.
- Hand-Spun Three-Ply Becomes a HandKnitted Cowl (all-she-wants-to-do-is-knit.com)
Looks great. You’ve inspired me to return to my wheel! When I was cleaning out my stash, kept a bag of camel down and some beautiful fleece (neither in roving form) b/c I remembered your posts on spinning!
That’s great! After all your recent posts about different types of fiber I look forward to seeing what you make with that camel. I’ve never spun with it.
It’s just beautiful. Congratulations!
Thanks. I’m pretty thrilled.
Yeah! Love the colors and texture. Congrats.
I love it and knitting with your own handspun is so rewarding! Congrats 🙂
Wow that is a lovely cowl! And a truly great object to remember your first handspun!
Thanks. I’m pretty pleased with how it turned out.
Technically, this is my second hank of hand-spun, But the first one…well…I’m calling that a practice round.
Beautiful yarn and cowl. I’ve yet to knit anything with my handspun. Maybe after the holidays.
Great pattern choice for your first yarn. It looks really great!
Whoa, that looks awesome! Blows my first handspun project out of the water!
Love the colour. Love the cowl. I’m a relatively new knitter, and I’ve been closing my eyes and ears to any talk of learning to spin. It just seems like really dangerous territory. At least for now…
You could try spinning with a drop spindle. That’s compact.
Nothing feels as great as knitting up a good sized project with handspun. It looks wonderful!
Thanks. I look forward to many more such projects. Thought about spinning the yarn for my wedding shawl but that seemed a little too ambitious.
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great job the cowl is wonderful, you might just cherish so much this knit, spinned and knitted, whaou! looking forward to see more projects made out of your own yarn