Thursday, May 14, 2009

Pretty Yarn Day: Sweater Edition

i finally spun up the black BFL from gale's art that my rubberswap partner sent me.
Gale's Art BFL
it's 297yds/117g of 2ply worsted weight yarn. i spun short-forward draw and soaked/thwacked to finish. i divided the top into two halves lengthwise and spun both in the same direction.
Gale's Art BFL
the yarn starts out with the colors matching but quickly devolves into barberpole stripes. i think it will knit up in an interesting way.
2ply Romney
i also finished these two skeins months ago but just got around to finishing them.
it's 2ply worsted weight romney from my Rhinebeck fleece. i used the big English combs. I spun short-forward draw and soaked/thwacked to finish.
Skein 1: 235yds/120g
Skein 2: 251yds/108g
2ply Romney
i'm quite pleased with the softness of this yarn. i must have used a softer part of the fleece, because this yarn feels much nicer than the romney/alpaca that i used in the brea bag. i would say that both the romney and bfl are approximately equivalent to cascade 220 in softness, maybe a little softer.

i am planning to use the yarns together to knit a yoked sweater. i just can't decide if i should do a cardigan like this one, or a pullover. i'm open to suggestions.

1 comment:

  1. Myself? I'd see if I could modify the pullover into a cardigan!! I like the idea of combining the two. Great way to mix a mass-spin of a fleece in a natural color with a small amount of pretty indie dyed stuff!

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