I’ve just spun enough yarn to actually MAKE something! The yarn is spun from a polwarth roving that I hand-dyed in my dyepot in the oven. I actually wasn’t happy at all with the result of the dyeing – I hadn’t intended any white spots to remain in the roving, and in fact there was quite a bit of white in the finished product. But as with many things that I work on, it has grown on me, and I love the final product. It reminds me of a blustery day sailing, with whitecaps and spray flying off a brilliant blue ocean under deep blue sunny skies.
Process shots: [click for larger image]
Roving — > spun single on niddy-noddy — > yarn in skein form — > balls — > knit garment!
I spun approximately 170 yds from around 55 grams of roving. It’s pretty inconsistent & thick & thin. So now I need to decide on a project; I’m thinking either scarf of toque will be most forgiving of the thick-thin nature of the yarn; plus they’re small. I’ve got Barbara Walker’s A Treasury of Knitting Patterns out of the library, so I’m trying to find an inspiring stitch pattern that will work with thick/thin. I’ll be checking out ravelry too…
Blustery Day handspun scarf « damp city knits :
August 1, 2008 @ 7:56 pm
[…] August 1, 2008 Blustery Day handspun scarf Posted by dampcityknits under WIP (Work in Progress), design, dyeing, free pattern, knitting, knitting stitch pattern | Tags: blustery day handspun scarf, hand dyed yarn, hand-knit scarf, hand-spun yarn, scarf pattern, thick-thin single ply yarn | This is a little scarf that I’m working on with the yarn I hand spun from hand-dyed polwarth roving [see dyeing in previous post here]. […]
July 17, 2008 @ 4:50 am
It looks great! I love the variations in color and thickness.