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Monday, June 7, 2010

New Handspun Yarns

I've been busy spinning lately and finished up three skeins of yarn.

First up is a merino/bambo/silk 50/25/25 roving handdyed by Coby Kopec of CJ Kopec Creations in her White Cap colorway. This roving was a joy to spin - so soft and easy to spin thin - I ended up with a light DK weight 350 yard two-ply skein that weighs 3.7 ounces and then navajo-plied the remainder of the yarn into a 24 yard skein that weighs 0.3 ounces. This yarn is incredibly soft with amazing drape and luster. White Caps is available in my Etsy store.


Here's the roving before spinning
And here are the finished yarns
And here is the second set of yarns. I spun up a beautiful batt called Peacock created by Esther at Jazz Turtle Creations on Etsy. The batt contained: merino, milk protein, bamboo rayon, kid mohair locks, border leicester locks, glitterati, sari silk tangles, angelina and are plied with a cotton yarn/thread in coordinating colors.

Here is the batt before spinning
I spun this one thick and thin and plied it with a cotton yarn/thread in coordinating colors. I had so much yarn that it wouldn't all fit on the bobbin so I had to make two skeins of Peacock yarn. The first skein is 89 yards and 3.3 ounces. The second skein is 85 yards and 2.4 ounces. Both are worsted weight yarns. The second skein is a bit thinner than the first one. Peacock and Peacock II can both be found in my Etsy store.

7 comments:

Pricilla said...

Both are gorgeous!

Ann said...

Just look at those colors. I love them both. Although the first is very pretty I love the darker shades of the second

storybeader said...

the Peacock is just beautiful... before and after it was spun!

Lenox Knits said...

Absolutely gorgeous. The colors really pop of the screen.

Thomas said...

I love peacock colors! If I every own my own large plot of land or a ranch or something, I plan on having a few peacocks running around! Very pretty!

Janet at New Moon Glass said...

Beautiful colors!

Michelle said...

Wow! These are definitely the the in colors this season/year. They totally caught my eye!