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Nov. 22nd, 2009 09:10
piranha: stylized white figure lifting a red barbell with weights (Default)
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my first yarn from the variegated grey shetland wool, now plied and in the process of being knit into a pocket scarf.

shows grey shetland plied yarn thickness

knit-up sample in stockinette stitch

plied it following alden amos’s advice to keep a lot of distance between the (improvised) lazy kate and myself and also between myself and the wheel, as well as tension on the plies and yarn. worked like a charm.

plied one full super bobbin, and left some of the single on the storage bobbin so i can try navajo plying.

washed the skein in very hot water with a little ivory soap, rinsed with fabric softener, and hung it to dry.

it became quite soft and lofty! and is knitting up very nicely; true to the fleece. i was gonna make pads for the cats from this, but it’s too nice for that.

it’s mostly worsted, with some thinner and thicker spots. i can see how much the quality changed between the start and the end, *heh*.
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