Spinning and Knitting PSA : Rhinebeck

There are 73 days until Rhinebeck!

Is that enough time to spin and knit a sweater? Even if I have other work to do, lots of work, including other spinning and knitting?

I’m considering this handspun classic – Amy King’s Less is More

Less is More - Is there time?
Less is More – Is there time?

I don’t have yarn spun to make it, I checked. If I make the short sleeved version, that’s about a pound and a half of fiber to spin. This is what I will be deeply mulling over the next few days and tossing my stash . I could make it out of singles or fatter yarn or with less ease to cut time. Or maybe I should make something smaller. But I feel like making something!  Are you spinning and knitting something for Rhinebeck this year?



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Jillian is the​ author of the best-selling spinning book Yarnitecture. She is the editor​ of Knittyspin and Developmental Editor for PLY and PLY Books. She kinda loves this spinning thing and wants everyone who spins to love it too, so she teaches and writes a lot. She knits, weaves, and stitches and tries to do as much of it as she can with handspun yarn. She's always cooking up all kinds of exciting and creative things combining fiber arts. She likes her mysteries British, her walks woodsy, and to spend as much time as she can laughing. Spy on her on her website jillianmoreno.com

2 thoughts on “Spinning and Knitting PSA : Rhinebeck

  1. SexyNinjaMonkey

    You can easily spin and knit a sweater in nearly 2 1/2 months. Hell you could probably also make a matching hat, scarf & bag in that kind of time.

  2. Leslie F

    I guess the big question is “How long will it take you to spin…and ply…a pound and a half of roving?”

    The knitting could be done in less than a month, which would mean you would have to be able to start no later than mid-September.

    Personally, if I wanted to spin and knit a sweater for Rhinebeck, I need to start now…and might get to Rhinebeck in a year or two.

    Good luck with your quest.

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