Friday, October 10, 2008

Fiber Friday - 3 ply

Yeah, it is another 3-ply yarn. I spun this yarn before I got all of your feed back last time. So, I thought I'd go ahead and post this one now. I'm going to start spinning something new today and will try to incorporate the suggestions you gave me in the post for that next skein of handspun.

This is superwash Corriedale. The individual fibers are longer than merino and that helps make it easy to draft and spin. I do like spinning Corriedale, but it isn't quite as soft as Merino. But it is still nice enough to wear next to the skin. The fiber is a little bit hairy too. So the yarn isn't as quite as smooth as the yarns I've spun from Merino either.

I'm looking forward to seeing how this knits up and how it wears in a pair of socks. I'm going to guess that the coarser fiber will produce stronger socks. Time will tell.

Geddesburg Handspun Yarn

Fiber Content: Superwash Corriedale
Fiber Source: FatCat Knits
Color: Champion
Weight: 4 ounces
Yardage: 238 yards
WPI: 14-15 wraps per inch
Spinning Style: worsted
Spinning Ratio: 10 to 1
Plying Ratio: 10 to 1
Notes: 3-ply

10 comments:

Julie said...

Those colors are beautiful! I've yet to spin Corrieadle; I have some in my stash though, so maybe soon.

mom said...

The colors in this are really pretty - especially in the fiber itself. Good choice!!

Dave said...

Yummmmm! I love how you still get barberpoling with the three-ply. Do you plan out how the plies match up, either when spinning or prepping the fibre, or do you let it do its own thing?

bockstark.knits said...

Very very pretty - don't ya just love 3ply??!!

Bezzie said...

Corriedales some of my favorite--it's "crunch" but soft.

Esoteric Knitter said...

oohhh another pretty.

Lazuli said...

Gorgeous! My next goal is to spin 3-ply fingering weight; I've been really enjoying the fatter three-ply lately and want to go thin again!

Zonda said...

Another Gorgeous Geddes Handspun!!!

Karen said...

Beautiful yarn and great colorway!

IrishgirlieKnits said...

Gorgeous!! Lovely fall colors too!