22 November 2013

A Fine Gradient

Happy Fibre Arts Friday! This is going to be a shortie today, Jelly is having a birthday sleepover tomorrow and he's ordered a mango cheesecake. I've never done one before, although there are tons of information on the WWW it can get a little overwhelming…. after hours of trolling through different websites and blogs I'd settled on a combination of recipes, if it turn out to be a success I'll tell you about it next week ;)

This week I finished spinning and plying a gradient skein, I made the batt back in September, it's a super duper soft and indulgent blend: Baby Llama, Corriedale Finn X, Alpaca, Merino & Cashmere. All natural colours.

Here it was on the drum carder:
And here it is all spun up:
It's a fingering weight, the skein weighs 134g and about 441 meters. I'm thinking a shawl, any suggestions of patterns?

Before I go I just have to share this little gem I found on Ravelry, it made me giggle - "accessory for fingerless mitts" :P
This is a free pattern, pattern link here.

Sparrow (Rachael) is away this weekend at a bluegrass festival, lucky her! I'm not if she'll manage a post for Cat & Sparrow, but we have some exciting stuff coming up soon, so stay tuned :)

Thanks for dropping by, there is more fibre arts fun at Wisdom Begins in Wonder. Indulge your creative side and join the party!


  1. That is very funny. I wonder if they will catch on?

  2. Citron!!! I made one with a gradient, http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisknits/5948416752/in/set-72157600751122871 The pattern lets the colors shine, and the ruching gives a little bit of detail so the shawl isn't boring.

  3. Gosh... I love your yarn!!

    I saw those fingers too... so much fun. :-)

  4. Your yarn......I want it!! So soft and gorgeous. Those fingers--he he he he, funny stuff.

  5. Finally have a chance to catch up on your blog, really missed a lot of stuff! I saw those fingers on Ravelry too, and I thought, why would anyone want something like that? but now that I see your post, they totally make sense .... as mitten accessories!

  6. Your yarn is delicious! OMG! Fingers are the worst part of the knit. They make me giggle.