Sunday, May 20, 2007

Testing!

Yesterday afternoon I decided to try something different with the single of Suffolk fleece I had spun. I plied it with an unusual 'novelty' yarn that I had found in the sale at my local yarn shop. The novelty yarn knitted on its own is quite hard on the hands, almost a nylon twine with the long lash every few inches, so I plied it with the green Suffolk single that I had test spun for Rachel. I also added a few spots of merino fibre between the plies as I spun them together, it's turned the novelty yarn into a softer more interesting yarn, and I think it will make a nice decorative garter stitch band around a simple knitted bag!



The finished yarn is 21.58m (23.60yds) and is semi bulky at 7 WPI, I started to knit a sample up yesterday on size 5.5mm needles, as it was coming straight off the wheel, and it was looking good!

7 comments:

Marianne said...

Well now, that IS interesting!

picperfic said...

it does look fun...are we going to see this bag?

Kath said...

I love the new yarns you've been spinning and I'm so curious to see how this latest yarn knits up. I'm sure that would look great as a trim on a bag - it certainly sounds like you've had fun spinning it!

Katherine Of It All said...

Whoa! Wild. I like.

Artis-Anne said...

OMG Jo I saw you post on my blog and realized I had typed your blog name instead of Fyperspates oops Still shows what a good blog name you have that it sticks in my mind !!
love the funky yarn looks like you had fun with it

Riggwelter said...

You've been producing some wonderful yarns lately...I want them all!!

Sheila said...

That is interesting. I would love to see it knit up. I will be looking for my package.