[Member Uploaded] Projects from Handspun Yarn

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Rainbow Cardi

I used my BFL roving to spin the yarn-and attempted..haha to ply them to match. Slight fail! Turns out the overlapping of colors lended a beautiful marled look. I of course, had a hissy fit. I followed all the rules. Whoops! Funny how that works. MY hand dyed fibers are vibrant-giving this cardigan a warm…

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Freyalyn Close-Hainsworth–Haifoss

It's naturally oatmeal-coloured Bluefaced Leicester top, dyed by me in my Haifoss colourway (inspired by the most incredible photograph of an Icelandic waterfall I came across on Tumblr). This was the first thing I spun on my new-to-me Norwegian wheel that I succumbed to at the Fibre East show in July here in England, and…

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Alissa Krajewski–Dyed Merino

This skein is made from a raw merino fleece that I bought off eBay about a week after I learned to spin (March). lol It was from Ohio. I washed and carded it. I dyed the wool with acorns, coffee, and food coloring. It turned out nice shades of purples and golden browns. It is…

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Ada Hirsch–A little bite

This yarn is  a mint green with just about every fiber animal that is in my farm. I also used some silk. There is alpacas, angora goat and pygroa goat, angora rabbit. the colors are green, mix with some blue, yellow,  white and aqua. I wash the fiber and hand dyed it and carded it The skein…

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Knitted Merlno Scarf

My goal for the year was to finish up all projects.  In the corner, forever, was my first attempt to knit lace pattern.  As I looked at the pattern I realized that it was a Spin Off pattern from Winter 1999. Oh my, this has been sitting here for 13 years.  I looked at my…

Handspun Lyme Regis Scarf

Go There Now I was very excited when I received my Spring 2013 issue of Spinoff to see a scarf design by  Kirsti Johanson on the front cover.  I had just finish spinning River's Edge Fiber Arts Merino/Bamboo/Nylon  and achieved 196 yards but wasn't sure what to make with it until I saw the Lyme Regis…

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My first sweater out of handspun

This is my first garment out of handspun. I kettle dyed various wools and ended up with two harmonious colorways. I alternated the two throughout the pattern. The pattern is Leaflet by Cecily Glowik MacDonald from Knitty First Fall 2011 and is free online. I altered it by starting the waist shaping later in the pattern…

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Table Runner

The weft on this runner is made from 2-ply, hand-spun wool-mohair blend in a color called marmalade, that is a blend of orange and gold. I spun the yarn on my new Matchless! The warp and tabby is commercial cotton-linen. The pattern is called Sylvia from Davison's weaving book. The size of the runner is…