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)