Friday, January 09, 2009

Handspun Friday - Just Another 3-ply

This is the last spinning project I finished over the Christmas Holiday. It is a three ply super wash merino.

After I finished plying this yarn, I decided that I didn't want to put off learning to chain ply any more. The roving seemed to have strong colors and long repeats of those colors. I was hoping that would translate a little better to the finished yarn. I was really hoping for more of a self striping kind of effect. Instead, my uneven division of fiber and uneven spinning resulted in more of a barber pole effect.

I do like the yarn. It is really soft and I'd definitely buy more fiber from dkKnits. I didn't end up with much yardage at all though, so I'm not sure what I'll knit. I've got another project I'm working on right now, so I'll throw this in a basket and let in marinate for a while.

Geddesburg Handspun Yarn
Fiber Content: super wash merino
Fiber Source:
Color: Naughty or Nice Nicky
Yardage: 160 yards
Weight: 4 ounces
Notes: 3-ply yarn


turtlegirl76 said...

It's so pretty! I bet it's really squooshy too. I need to try a 3 ply someday. I'd never get decent yardage though. I don't have the patience to spin up more than 4 oz!

Monika said...

Very pretty!

Mom said...

Beautiful yarn!! I love the colors together and it just looks really soft.

IrishgirlieKnits said...

I just love that colorway!! Perfect for spring!! Great job!

Anonymous said...

love the colors!

Zonda said...

Ohh very pretty!! Bummer on the yardage though!

Deb said...

IT's gorgeaous - even though maybe not what you intended!

Batty said...

Beautiful! Much subtler than I would have thought just looking at the roving.

Karen said...

You make the most beautiful yarn!

Esoteric Knitter said...

this one is soooo pretty!!! I love it!