Friday, March 13, 2009

Handspun Friday - Night Sky

I followed your suggestions from last Friday and finished the three ply first. I usually save the best for last, but I think it will be backwards this time. I love how this yarn came out. The others will be nice, but this is one of my favorites out of all the yarns I have spun.

I switched my wheel to a higher ration for the spinning and I ended up using about the same amount of twist, but everything was a little easier and went a little faster. I liked that. I did use a lower ratio for plying. I did that so I could fit all the yarn onto one bobbin. My wheel has a couple different sized bobbins. But you can only use them with the appropriate flyers and ratios. It was a little more work in the treadling, but I like the idea of a single skein.

The good news is I know I have enough yarn for a good sized pair of socks!

Geddesburg Handspun Yarn

Fiber: Hello Yarn
Club Fiber from January 2009
Content: Superwash Bluefaced Leicester
Fiber Prep: combed top
Weight: 7.90 ounces (finished yarn)
Yardage: 460 yard
WPI: 16 wraps per inch
Spinning Style: worsted/short draw
Spinning Ratio: 15 to 1
Plying Ratio: 9 to 1
Notes: 3 ply, singles spun at about 32wpi


Monika said...

It's beautiful, I love the colores!

Anonymous said...

When I grow up I want to spin as well as you do.


elizabeth said...

So pretty! Funny too, I posted my finished Night Sky yarn today too! I like yours better. *pout*

smelk-o-matic said...

Wow - this is awesome. I just ordered a Sheep 2 Shoe kit, an extra bobbin, and a lazy kate for this very reason.


gilraen said...

The colours are beautiful in this yarn!! :)

Anonymous said...

I really like the blue and brown.

Dave said...

Woah! Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. Love x 1,000!

Zonda said...

Ooooh! That is fabulous!

cpurl17 said...

You're really an amazing spinner. That's beautiful!

turtlegirl76 said...

Oooh pretty!

mom said...

Wow! One of my favorites!!!

Jewel said...

I just love the 3 ply look. I must try it once I get better at spinning.