handspinning

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So this is basically the yarn I set out out to make when I started spinning. RAINBOW. HOLY CRAP RAINBOW.

BMFA Polwarth Roving in Prism

  • 4oz of 100% Polwarth Wool
  • 480 yards
  • Light fingering to lace // 26 wpi
  • 2 ply spun to match colors with a slight disparity for mixing

..the best part is that I’ve got a whole nother 4 oz of this lovely stuff.  Not sure what I’m gonna do with it but it’s gonna be awwwwwwesome.  As you can see, I kinda love this stuff, hence the 9 million glamor shots…

Might get woven into something.  VERY high probability of it going into a super spiffy knit/crochet shawl of some sort.

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I spun and wove this throw a few years ago. It is one of my favorite pieces. Part of that is because of being able to cross something off my bucketlist, and part of that is because I really love this weave structure.

The fleece is a natural gray Romney fleece from Triple R Farms. I spun the entire fleece, and divided up the skeins according to evenness, with the most consistent skeins being reserved for the weft. Actually, I was pretty consistent with the spinning, so for the warp, there was only one skein that got spread along the width of the warp among the other skeins used for warp chains.

The weave structure is a variation on a 3/1 rib. I did have a bit of a problem with the selvedges, which I have since learned how to avoid.

More on this throw can be found here.