Saturday, March 1, 2014

Handspun cowl

Over the past month I have turned some lovely fluff into yarn...
and that yarn into a cowl.
The fibre was hand dyed organic merino tops, from LHogan. To try get a lovely soft & fluffy yarn, I hand-carded dyed tops into small batts; the resulting yarn is 2-ply and knits up as a DK weight. I cast on 110 stitches, and knit in the round until I had what seemed like a useful length for keeping necks warm. 
This cowl will be in the post to its new owner in the coming days. I'm sure she won't feel the need to take daft photos while modelling it.

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