Handspun Gallery

My first handspun…drop spindle, using mystery wool roving…

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The Kromski Minstrel…beautiful baby…which I got for my birthday this year…

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My first wheel spun yarn…about 65 metres….using the mystery rovings…

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BFL fibre, wheel spun, roving from Sakinaneedles…knit into ‘branching out’ pattern…

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Superwash merino, wheel spun, from Sakinaneedles…knit into ‘ice queen’ pat

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Superwash merino mill ends from theblacklamb.ca…wheel spun light worsted (ish) weight…knit into ‘hexacomb cardigan’ pattern…

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Seacell/silk blend, from theblacklamb.ca…spun to heavy worsted and made into ‘ribby shrug’ pattern…

70/30 seacell/silk

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‘Silver Lights’

black/grey superwash merino from theblacklamb.ca wheel spun to a worsted weight yarn…knit into an improvised sweater pattern for my son…(to be finished sometime soon)…

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‘Candy Stripe Yarn’

Superwash merino in oranges/yellow, wheel spun to a heavy fingering/sport weight yarn and knit into an improvised ‘candy stripe sock’ pattern…

Superwash merino

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‘Rose Garden’ Handspun

Superwash merino in pinks/greens/blue/purple…wheel spun to mimic hand paint roving…light to heavy fingering weight yarn…

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The latest, I’m calling it ‘Violet Rose’ – 520 metres, 2 ply, laceweight superwash merino spun in the ‘fake hand paint’ way…

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Shadows, spun for the Winter Twilight Mitts – laceweight superwash merino, 2 ply, 440 metres – I spun this with a navy and a black roving in my ‘fake hand paint’. I think it suggests shadows very nicely!

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Pink Frost handspun, spun from mill ends (theblacklamb.ca) of two shades (pink multi and shell pink) plied 2 ply, 969 yards. Between 12 and 14 wpi – before washing, wacking and drying BUT about 10 to 12 wpi NOW — an excellent lesson in how yarn blooms -, roughly, thick and thin type yarn.

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I spun this specifically for a sweater and hope to have enough!

From this…

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to this…

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I’m very happy with this yarn…it turned out nicely lofty and very soft. I’m overcoming my urge to overspin! :)

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5 thoughts on “Handspun Gallery

  1. Pingback: 3 Months Spinning… « Knitsnthings’s Weblog

  2. So glad you are having such fun with the merino. I can’t believe how GOOD you are getting in such a short time, the “fake” handpainted is AMAZING!!!!! You must show me what you knit with that one. Hope to see more wonderful creations from you.

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