Friday, March 27, 2009

Handspun Friday - Ply by Night

I joined a spin along group on Ravelry called Ply by Night. The idea behind the group is simple - to see how different spinners work with the same fiber and to compare the different results. Each spin along goes for a two month period. This is the groups second project, but my first with them.

This project is running from March to April and begin with the group voting on a fiber, fiber supplier and color. This time we were able to get a group discount and a custom color dyed just for the group. The fiber selected was Bluefaced Leicester from Briar Rose is a mottled lavender color.

After the fiber was picked, we voted on a pattern. This time we actually voted for a pattern for a thinner yarn and a pattern for a thicker yarn. The winning patterns were the Chickadee Cowl by Kristen Kapur for Through the Loops and the Primavera Socks from Sonnentaler. I decided to spin for the socks.

I ended up with a nice amount of three ply yarn and hope to cast on for my socks this weekend. If you are spinner, stop by Ravelry and join the group for the next round!

Geddesburg Handspun Yarn

Fiber: Briar Rose Fibers
Content: 100% Bluefaced Leicester combed top
Weight: 3.80 ounces (finished yarn)
WPI: 18 WPI average
Yardage: 395 yards
Notes: 3 ply, handwash


Trillian42 said...

Wow - interesting that such a variegated fiber would give an almost solid colored yarn. It's really lovely - I can't wait to see the socks!

And now I've got Rush's "Fly by Night" stuck in my head... :D

Monika said...

What a nice idea. Too bad I don't like group activities much. But I'm intersted to see what the group comes up with.

mom said...

The yarn color is really nice and the sock pattern is great too! I'll probably try that with some of my stash.

cpurl17 said...

That's a great idea! Yours came out pretty!

smelk-o-matic said...

WOW - that is awesome. I have yet to be able to get decent yardage for socks out of 4 oz. This is perfect! You will enjoy the Primavera pattern...I found it to be addicting. I couldn't put it down without finishing a whole repeat.


gilraen said...

Wow!! Your yarn is getting better and better, and that is some achievement!! Gorgeous:)

turtlegirl76 said...

What Pam said. That is so neat the difference between the before and after. And I love the concept of this group!

Zonda said...

Wow, that is some fine spinning! Should make excellent socks! Interesting start to the braid colorwise! Sounds like a fun club.

Anne said...

I love that color! It has been a lot of fun to see your spinning on Fridays.

Jewel said...

Wow! I love color.

Batty said...

It's incredible! I never would have thought the end result would be so uniform, given what you started with. It's gorgeous.

Ava said...

Curious that the blues and greens just disappeared. it's still beautiful.