This is my second attempt at spinning fiber from batts. The first time the fiber was full of little nepps or snarls. Not a problem this time at all. The fiber was wonderful to work with and easy to spin. You can see the two batts I had in the bottom photo.
I imagined several different ways of dividing the fiber and spinning it up, but in the end I just split each batt into narrow strips and spun the colors all mixed up onto two bobbins.
I then just plied the two singles together. I do like the resulting yarn and how the smooth shiny bits are intertwined with the rougher wool.
I laid the skein around my neck and the wool made it seem a little rough so I"m not sure what I'll knit with it yet, but it does look pretty sitting in the yarn basket.
Brand: Geddesburg Handspun Yarn
Content: Bamboo, Corriedale, English wool and silk
Fiber Source: Loop on Etsy
Skein Weight: 3 ounces
Skein Length: 106 yards
Spinning Ratio: 10 to 1
Plying Ratio: 9 to 1
Other Details: 2-ply, hand wash