Fall has hit in full force here in Michigan, and with it that burst of crafting need that I love!
I want to do a quick to spin, quick to knit project, but I can’t quite choose what fiber. Want to help?
My project idea is a super bulky (2 or less stitches to the inch) cowl knit in a texture stitch – cables or even just moss. I also want to use some of my fabulous vintage coat buttons – huge and mismatchy.
Here are my fiber contenders:
Clockwise from left: Merino cross, Targhee, Merino
All of them will act differently. The Merino cross (I think it’s crossed with a bit of Corriedale) has bit more sturdiness than merino, as a 2-ply will still have stitch definition and will be soft.
The Targhee is spongy, has body, is less soft than 100% Merino, but still very skin-worthy, as a 2-ply will have stitch definition and will puff up like Jiffy Pop.
The Merino is Calgon-take-me-away soft, but would give flaccid texture as a two ply and may not stand up to the big buttons. To make it work I would do a 3-ply with extra ply twist.
Which should I use? Pass your judgement in the comments!
You’re going to say you want to see them all sampled down to the knitting. I see how you are.
Hat needs continue at my house. Henry (who’s 9) has weighed in.
Here’s the fiber he chose for his hat:
Tomato soup red Columbia roving from Imperial Stock Ranch. I’m thinking an Aran weight 2-ply. Have any of you spun this? Tips?
Have you listened to episode #35 of the SpinDoctor podcast yet? Lots of spinning chat and I review Woolgatherings fiber.
What does the fall have you spinning?