Wednesday, May 7, 2014

New Spinning Project

It's that time of year when I seem to be on a never-ending hunt for the perfect spring sweater/cardigan.   I have a few shawls I've knit but I just haven't quite gotten the hang of wearing them just yet. Plus I'm still on the hunt for that perfect shawl pin. So I've decided that it's time to knit a few spring sweaters for myself.....and have started spinning yarn for one.

The rovings pictured are Shetland (creamy white on top left) and a Shetland/alpaca blend (grey and brown). All the fiber, with the exception of the grey alpaca, came from my fiber flock. I'm spinning a single from each of the three colors, then plying the singles together.

The end result is this. A true 3-ply sport weight yarn. This is my sample skein. There's approximately 115 yards. Once I decide on a pattern I will knit a swatch to see how the yarn knits up. Haven't found the pattern yet. I plan on spinning up around 1500 - 2000 yards to ensure I have plenty of yardage for when I do find that perfect pattern. Good thing I have plenty of roving  (pounds!).  :)



4 comments:

  1. Have you looked at Mr. Greenjeans? That's what I'm knitting. I think it looks like a good three-season sweater.

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    1. That's a nice sweater. It's in my Ravelry library. Thanks for sharing. :) I'm looking for something along the lines of Ravinia or the Brunello Cardigan.....only in a lighter weight yarn. I want something feminine and lacy

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