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Topic: 310 yards of DK-ish merino  (Read 1099 times)
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« on: June 21, 2008 05:19:24 AM »

This is handpainted merino plied with a solid color merino so i could get more yardage out of the handpainted stuff.  It's my second foray with merino, merino is so soft and lovely. 

about 310 yards, 2-ply DK-ish weight.  (I'm working on the consistency thing)  I still have some more singles left to ply, but I have a feeling some of the handpainted stuff will undergo Navajo plying practice, since it doesn't look like I have as much of the solid color stuff as I do the handpainted. 

I was reading up on tips to spin for consistency and read about making a card stock with the yarn you want to spin taped to it, and then constantly checking your singles against it.  Anybody have any advice on this?


« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2008 09:24:19 PM »

nice yarn! as for using the sample yarn on the card stock for inproved consistency in spinning, i've never used that EXACT technique, but i know a lot of people DO use it with great results! i personally like to use a wraps per inch tool and then measure the yarn every once in a while i'm spinning (if you don't know what wpi tool is, do a search on the net, loads of places sell them Smiley)

now, if you want to use the cardstock with the sample taped to it, i JUST read this REALLY good article about that knitty today *how weird, right?*

so here's the link, it's VERY helpful, i think i may try this in the future. it also has some VERY helpful info for spinning for consistency with BIG projects *the actual title of the article is: SPIN ME A SWEATER


and also, using the sample card method for spinning a handspun yarn to match a commercial yarn Smiley


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« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2008 07:16:25 PM »

Thanks for the links!  good articles and I think i will try the card stock technique and see if it helps with my consistency....

« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2008 01:36:39 AM »

Lovely yarn! I think it looks like it will knit up nicely, because it isn't too variegated (if you know what I mean), the solid brown balances it out. I've never tried merino before, but there's a bit of commercial merino top in my stash that I want to try, except that the blue wool needs to be finished and plied first... can't wait!

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