Friday, May 08, 2009

Handspun Friday - Juniper

Today's offering is a two ply handspun merino tencel blend. This is the first time I've tried fiber from this vendor. I was browsing on Etsy and was drawn to the color. I had spun merino tencel blends before and I liked working with the fiber - so I decided to give it a try.

I really liked working with this fiber. It was dyed beautifully and it drafted very easily. I was able to spin up two fairly consistent singles and make a nice drapey two ply yarn.

I plan on knitting the Lace Ribbon Scarf with this skein.I think the drape and the weight of the yarn will complement the pattern nicely. I hope to have some time to cast on this weekend.

Geddesburg Handspun Yarn

Fiber: dyed by Cloudlover
Content: Merino/Tencel (50/50)
Weight: 5 ounces
WPI: 15 wraps per inch
Yardage: 450 yards
Notes: 2-ply; hand wash

13 comments:

gilraen said...

Fabulous looking and it looks so soft too. :)

spin-knit said...

Lovely yarn! I love reading your blog, thank you for being so regular with it :)

Bezzie said...

YOu're such an enabler with these Friday posts!!

Karen said...

So pretty! I think you picked a perfect project for it too.

Anonymous said...

oooh - pretty
mdknitr

Ava said...

Wow - another hit!

Batty said...

So pretty! I love purples, and this one looks all squooshy.

Kim said...

It's beautiful! You did an amazing job, it will make a lovely scarf. I so look forward to your Friday Handspun posts.

mom said...

This is stunning!! Can't wait to see the finished scarf...

Emily said...

Ooh, Natalie (Cloudlover) is in my SnB group and I love seeing her work all around the web! Your yarn looks lovely, as well. (It always does!)

Dave said...

Shiny, drapey, soft -- gorgeous!

How would you compare tencel blends with silk or bamboo blends as far as ease of spinning? About the same?

Zonda said...

Pretty colors! Great pattern choice!

Jewel said...

Pretty!