Friday, May 01, 2009

Handspun Friday

This spin is from a Black Bunny Fiber Club shipment. I loved the colors in the fiber and debated for quite a while on how to spin this up. In the end, I decided on a chain-plied yarn to keep the colors together as much as possible.

In order the keep the color repeats as long as possible, I did not spilt this roving in anyway. I simply starting drafting and spinning at one end and kept going until I reached the end. I spun one continuous single and then chain plied to finish.

The fiber was a little bit coarser than I normally spin. I would guess that the fiber was carded and not combed. Carded fiber is always a little more challenging for me to spin. I like to spin smooth worsted style yarns, but carded fiber makes that a little harder. But in the end, I'm happy with the results.

Geddesburg Handspun Yarn

Fiber: dyed by Black Bunny Fibers
Content: Cormo/Corriedale Cross
Weight: 5.8 ounces
WPI: 12 wraps per inch
Yardage: 236 yards
Notes: chain-plied; hand wash

11 comments:

knottygnome said...

the yarn is beautiful. i love the technicolors!

Monika said...

I love this yarn! It totaly speaks to me. Very well done! :o)

Zonda said...

I just love those colors!! Gorgeous handspun. It must be more work to chainply, but the results are worth it IMHO :)

Dave said...

Lovely colours -- just about has a southwestern feel to it.

I have to practice chain plying; I always get lumps at the joins. :-(

gilraen said...

That is fabluous!! I love the warm rich colours :D

Karen said...

Pretty yarn! The colors make me think of Fall.

Bezzie said...

Oh man, that's beautiful! Good idea using the chain ply. I'm going to practice on some of that cheapy Norwegian top I bought.

Batty said...

So bright, so pretty! Those colors are happy-making.

IrishgirlieKnits said...

Those colors are just gorgeous!!! Great job!

turtlegirl76 said...

That is so pretty! Good call on the chain ply. The finished yarn looks excellent.

mom said...

Absolutly beautiful. I love the colors. The finished knitted product will be gorgeous regardless of what you decide to knit. One of my favorites so far.