I recently joined a group on Ravelry called Spin A Shawl, every three months the group work on a chosen shawl pattern, the whole project start from spinning the yarn to the finished item. The January - March project is a pattern called Sea Level, what's so interesting about this pattern is that the shawl is knitted with one ball of fingering weight handspun yarn in a gradient colourway, but its worked from both ends simultaneously to create a contrasting stripes pattern that gradually changes colour. I love the concept very much and ordered a lovely merino top just for this.
Spin.Knit.Love. I spun this worsted and N-plied to a slightly larger than fingering weight at 13wpi, the yarn is super soft and has a lot of bounce. In my excitement to get on with the knitting I forgot to count the number of loops while it was still on the niddy noddy to I'm not sure of the yardage, it weighs 106gms so fingers crossed I should have enough.
What have you been up to this week?
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What a great idea. I must think of that with purchased gradient yarn. Enjoy your trip.ReplyDelete
Love your colorway. Can't wait to see how it knits up....Happy travels.ReplyDelete
What glorious yarn, Cathy!! Have fun on your vacation!ReplyDelete
I'm curious to see how the scarf progresses.ReplyDelete
Gorgeous yarn! I too am interested in seeing the shawl progress!ReplyDelete
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Your yarn is gorgeous! Happy knitting and traveling!ReplyDelete
That's going to be a very interesting shawl, can't wait to see how the colors turn out. Have a fun trip!ReplyDelete
I truly love the idea of spinning and then creating something from the yarn you have spun. You certainly have a beautiful color!ReplyDelete
I will have to check out that group. Of course, it takes me 3 months to knit the shawl.ReplyDelete
Lovely ideas. I really admire anyone who spins. I've never tried, but imagine it is really difficult.ReplyDelete