Remember I was going to spin some Southern Cross Fibre BFL and Merino?
Well I did:
BFL left - it's a little hairy, and Merino right
Then I did some plying:
This marl I like!
I couldn’t wait to see what these two would look like as a piled yarn. I spun and plied most of this over 3 days – I actually woke up with sore calves in the morning! I love these colors together, and yes, they even marl in some places. I’m not usually a fan of marled yarn.
It’s about 500 yards, 15 wpi. I spun the singles woolen and piled it to balance, because I wanted a softer yarn to be knit into something where abrasion/piling won’t be an issue and that needs drape, this shawl – Annis.
I really enjoyed the thinking about the structure of handspun yarn and how it presents itself in knitting. More please.
How about a contest to kick off our spinning year?!
A $30 Gift Certificate to any store at The Fiber Cooperative!
Hereâ€™s how to win: leave a comment to this post by Wednesday, January 5, at midnight eastern time, and you could win!Â Weâ€™ll choose a winner at random, make them answer aÂ skill-testing question, and post the results next week.
Good luck and happy spinning!