Thursday, October 23, 2014

Spinning: fall bounty handspun.

After working on my last handspun for about a month and a half (off and on), I really wanted my next spinning project to be something easy. This yarn ended up being the perfect project!

It started out as this fiber from Quaere Fibre. The colors were lovely and very fall-like (the name of the colorway was even Fall Bounty), but the fiber itself was a bit more coarse than I expected it to be. It worked out fine, though, because I've been wanting to knit myself another hat from my handspun and this will work nicely.

I spun it as a two-ply fractal yarn, and the finished yarn is approx. 154 yards of light worsted weight. It only took me about four days to spin and ply it, and I didn't worry too much about consistency. I'm really pleased with how it turned out, and I'm excited to knit it into a hat. (Probably another Barley, though I've already knit about 10 of those this year. It's a great pattern!)


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