Monday, 5 September 2011

A little bit of sparkle

A friend from our local knitting group asked me if I could spin some special yarn as a gift for her friend recently. Her friend is a big lover of sock knitting, so the yarn needed to be suitable for that. So I opted for 70% Blue Faced Leicester and 30% sparkly trilobyl nylon dyed in bright jewel colours and spun a fine 3ply. It glints and glistens in the sunshine beautifully. I'm so pleased with the end result and can't wait to see it knitted up - hopefully she will like it as much as I do.

I rarely spin true 3ply yarn, but after this I think I will be doing it more often. It gives such a lovely depth of colour, and I was impressed with the meterage I got. (approx 350m from 100g).

I'll be starting on some beautiful merino/silk blend tomorrow. Can't wait!