Friday, September 11, 2009

Handspun Friday - Rebel

I started this project with two braids of fiber that were fairly equal in weight. So I spun a single out of each brad and plied the two together. The result is one large skein that is a little cumbersome to twist up into a nice shape, but I won't have multiple skeins to join for one knitting project.

The name of the fiber color was Rebel; it just doesn't seem to fit the yarn to me at all. The yarn looks more sweet than rebelous. The colors kinds of remind me of some of the colors you see in salt water taffy.


The blend was really nice to spin and the resulting yarn is very fluffy and soft. I was aiming for a worsted wieght and overshot my goal a little bit and ended up with something much closer to bulky in weight. But I am really happy with the final yarn.

The overall result is fairly even and I think it will knit up nicely.

Geddesburg Handspun Yarn

Fiber: dyed by Flawful Fibers and Yarns
Content: 80% Merino and 20% Tussah Silk combed top
Weight: 8 ounces
Yardage: 440 yards
Notes: 2-ply; bulky; handwash

10 comments:

Trillian42 said...

Gorgeous!!!

cpurl17 said...

It's lovely!

Rasa said...

The yarn is really lovely - the colors came together so beautifully. Can't wait to see what you create with it!

Bezzie said...

Very nice! Those must have been some really full bobbins if it came out bulky!

Kim said...

I don't see "Rebel" either. To me they say Autumn. But they are beautiful, and a great job spinning.

Dave said...

Lovely sheen and colours, but yeah, definitely more taffy than rebel.

knottygnome said...

it looks so squishy and pretty! love the tiny bit of sheen from the silk

Zonda said...

Ooh, I love all those colors together! Should be fun knitting it up!

Batty said...

Lovely! Those colors are beautiful together.

karen said...

Drop dead gorgeous!!!! Do you have a store? Etsy?