I am so pleased with how my latest handspun sweater turned out!! Wanna see?
Here are all of the juicy details!
Pattern: Golden Wheat Cardigan by Veera Välimäki
Fiber: Dyed by the uber talented David of Southern Cross Fiber. Shetland fiber in club colorways "Timber Wolves" and " Bamboo Forest". I also used a natural Shetland as a third ply to stretch the Southern Cross and give it all a marled cohesive look.
Yarn: 3 ply Aran weight. Approximately 920 yards spun.
Spinning: Spun on my Lendrum DT on the fast flyer (because I am impatient) at a ratio of 12:1. This fiber had such a nice long staple length, I was able to easily do a supported long draw.
Gauge: 14.5 sts/4 in on size 9 needles.
Here are some pictures of the fiber before I spun them up:
(L: Timber Wolves, R: Bamboo Forest)
I really love how this yarn spun up. I have been in love with spinning
3-ply's lately since completing the Tour de Fleece. I finished my Sheep 2 Shoe kit and my Hello Yarn sweater
spin and they were both 3-ply yarns. I really like the way it
distributes the colors.
The yarn for this sweater is soft enough for
me, but still retains a little of the rustic wooly feel that I love about Shetland. I know that this sweater will wear really well and stand up to a
lot of use. I think it will be just chilly enough to wear it this