Sunday, November 29, 2015

Handspun Heaven

 Sometimes magic happens when you least expected it.
My one and only experiment in spinning a bulky yarn - I always tend towards the finer stuff - was the perfect candidate for the great stash knit down of 2015 as I knew it would knit up super quick.
Ravelry was my friend here, as I used it to search my own library for bulky knit projects.  I had almost completely forgotten about this hat, but I knew it would be perfect.
Quincy, by Jared Flood
Made In Brooklyn book 1 for Classic Elite
My own bulky handspun - from 16 oz of merino wool by Ashland Bay in Sandalwood
Addi Turbo 24 inch US 10.5 circulars
US 10 DPN's (borrowed from Mom)
November 23 - 27, 2015
The really cool thing is that the hat is knit in a wide strip which is then twisted.  I loved the look of that strip so very much - with the built in I-cord on the edge - that I decided to make a matching scarf.  I followed the directions for the hat, but just kept knitting until I had it as long as I wanted it to be. November 25 - 28, 2015
I really wish you could see the yarn in person.  The wool was a yellow-orange base with streaks of all sorts of different colors in it, and it made a beautifully heathered yarn with lots of depth to it.  I actually withheld 1.5 oz of the yarn just because it was so pretty, and will be hanging it for display in my corner of the basement!

1 comment:

Kate (Cathy Johnson) said...

SO darn cute. Is the scarf separate?