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Scotch Broom

September 18, 2015

Here we are, finally making it to Friday. In a week that has felt agonizingly slow it’s nice to finally make it so close to the weekend. I have some finished spinning to share (finally) and while there are technically a few more days until the start of Autumn here in the Northern Hemisphere, I can’t help but feel inspired for all things cooler, darker and more pumpkin-y.

This is fiber from Edgewood Garden Studios (on Etsy, she makes lovely stuff and is wickedly fast with her turn around times) it’s 4.1 ounces of Falkland, in the Scotch Broom colorway.image_medium2 (4)

When I started spinning this fiber I knew that one of my main issues when spinning on my wheel has been over twisting my singles, so in order to combat that I made a point to not add nearly as much twist. Unfortunately I ended up exercising an overabundance of caution and ended up under twisting the singles enough that I had problems plying.

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By this point I was willing to take the hit on a few yards and just accepted the mistake. I ended up chain plying the yarn simply to keep the colors as separate as possible.

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I am rather fond of the skein and although Falkland is a bit too scratchy for me to wear next to skin, I can’t help but want some way to wear it. So for you spinners/knitters out there, what is your go to pattern with a wool that is just a bit too much for you but is something you still want to wear? Any suggestions for a this lovely skein?

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Here’s hoping you all have a wonderful weekend and that the weather is cooperating as you move into a new season (no matter where you are.)

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4 Comments
  1. You could try washing with a bit of conditioner to soften it, otherwise maybe make a hat to gift someone at Christmas maybe?

  2. A cowl, worn over a turtleneck.

  3. shellssells permalink

    I don’t have a pattern suggestion. However, I do that low spin singles thing pretty regularly, and often struggle a little with chain plying. I’ve got no advice other than….even with the struggle it makes for really nice soft handspun! 🙂

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