/ by: RoseHoffaQuilts

Spin and Knit

For some reason I got a crazy idea and joined the Ravelympics.  I’m in the Fleece to FO Track.  I’d been wanting to spin for another pair of socks and (a) it was a good time to motivate me to do this and (b) I thought this would be fun for my Silly Sock Swap.  The Silly Sock Swap is due April 1, so I figured if these didn’t work out I would have enough time to knit another pair.

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After a marathon spinning session – I got 360 yarns of 3-ply fingering weight yarn from about 4.5 ounces.  This is made from a Corriedale/Mohair blend.  I sent in the mohair and Spinderellas added the Corriedale.  I believe the Corriedale was top so it was it was fluffed up and so easy to spin.

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I think 3-ply is my favorite yarn to knit with – it does take longer to spin, but I think it’s worth it to have the smooth roundness.   I started knitting as soon as the twist was set and look here…isn’t it gorgeous.  This is a free pattern – Saxony by Lisa Lloyd and maybe my best hand spun project yet.  I’m thinking hand spun cabled sweater now.

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  • COMMENTS (6)

    1. julie 17 February - 2010

      Those are looking really lovely!

    2. Karen 16 February - 2010

      They are going be beautiful. Well, worth the spinning marathon.

    3. melanie 15 February - 2010

      wow.

    4. sara 15 February - 2010

      Gorgeous!!

    5. Bubblesknits 15 February - 2010

      Those are going to be an awesome pair of socks! Maybe one day I’ll be able to get my handspun fine enough for sock yarn. 🙂

    6. Jenn 15 February - 2010

      The variation in the gray is lovely!