Monday, September 18, 2006

the bluebird of happiness, part II


merino/silk blend fibre from hipknits, colourway "bluebird"; spun on an ashford traditional wheel
2 ply yarn, approximately sock weight (17 wpi)
112 grams, 475 yards

i wanted to try a slightly different technique, using a looser spin & a tighter ply. the resulting yarn is loftier & lighter, with more "bounce" & softness, although it did have a tendency to break while plying as the looser spun singles had less strength.

1 comment:

Nell said...

What a stunning colour! And beautifully spun too :)