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Topic: crocheted hat from handspun *updated with convertable mittens  (Read 915 times)
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« on: October 08, 2009 03:59:38 PM »

I purchased a suri alpaca/bamboo batt for spinning in a lovely latte color. It wasn't the easiest fiber to spin on a drop spindle. I had to rest it on the table or floor and still had trouble with it wanting to pull apart. It is better after it is spun. It has a long staple, but no crimp and is silky soft. I used Big Baby, Alpaca With a Twist in cream and striped it.

Here is the thick and thin single

and the finished hat, it is done in single crochet.

I plan to make convertable mittens to match and have started a cream alpaca knit scarf with cables for a complete set.

« Last Edit: October 15, 2009 05:25:26 PM by ysmeine » THIS ROCKS   Logged

« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2009 06:12:25 PM »

Awesome that you make your own yarn. The hat looks warm and snuggly. 

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« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2009 05:26:31 PM »

The pink one match my knitted scaflette.

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« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2009 02:12:55 AM »

Wow, awesome yarn, so beautiful, and I love the convertible mittens - show us the set when you finished the scarf, I bet it'll all look great together!
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2009 03:29:47 PM »

Thank you. I love playing with fiber and actually have something I can use come from it.

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