My sheep to sweater project is complete.
And there’s still snow on the ground.
Here are some photos of Drusilla, my trusty knit-wear assistant, modeling my new sweater.
Fiber: Texel wool, undyed.
Fiber prep: Hand-washed, flicked (some of it), and hand-carded.
Spinning: Hand-spun supported long-draw (mostly). Two-ply. No idea about twists per inch, etc… I think there are “enough” and I guess I’ll leave it at that.
I started with 1,480 yards of mostly-worsted weight yarn. I probably used about 1,100 yards for the sweater. The rest is leftovers (which will make a great hat) or was used in swatching.
This sweater is very light-weight and remarkably non-scratchy. I wore it while doing errands this morning. I wanted to show off my sweater to everyone I met: “See this awesome sweater? This used to be a fleece until two months ago when I spun it, then knitted it. I am a fiber goddess.”
This sheep to sweater process was so rewarding. I’m going to do it again and again.