With a year of spinning behind me now, it took a good friend to make me knit with the yarns I have made. My good friend Tiff was in town for the Dragon Boat Festival back in June and she admired the yarn and when we made plans to go camping/adventuring this weekend, I knew I had to make it into something for her.
The yarn I made it out of was a batt I got from Diana the genius behind Fiber Fancy. The batt was beautiful, and soft and fantastic, and the color was just so warm.
I spun it into a really soft, thick/thing single. It was my first attempt at woolenspun yarn, however, it was really inconsistent. So in the areas that are silky it is thread thin and in the more alpaca-y areas it is bulky, so the simple lace pattern actually highlights the yarn really well.
I have had this pattern in my queue forever, and it was a great knit. And it is just so wonderfully warm and fuzzy, the alpaca makes it warm and it has a shedd-y halo that just makes you want to pull it on.
By the time this post goes up the recipient will have it in her hands, and I hope she loves it as much as I do
Project Name: Warm Winter Wishes
Recipient: Tiff, a good friend of mine
Yarn: Green Bean’s String, my handspun single made from a Fiber Fancy Batt, Winter Sunrise.
- I stopped after row 20 of chart B so that I didn’t run out of yarn
- None, although it is my first time knitting with my own handspun yarn.
Feedback: Nice pattern, and of course being a Brooklyn Tweed pattern, it is a great pattern and has beautiful photos and graphic design.
Re-Knit?: Possibly, however, it is a nice base for a new cowl design, the ratios are solid from cast on to bind off edge.