New yarn projects

In my new-spinner‘s excitement, I made a big batch of handspun yarn before realizing that it was waaay too loosely spun to wear well. It might’ve made a good hat, but certainly not the sweater I was aiming for. Sweaters and other items that get a lot of friction need tightly spun or lightly felted yarn to last a long time.

Fluffy but delicate.

Sooo, I’ve been respinning the batch! The aim, of course, is to make the yarn more durable by spinning it more tightly. To do so, I had to un-ply the yarn, spin the singles more, then re-ply everything. The whole process for about 600 yards of yarn only took a few years.

You can see that the yarn is now finer and more twisted.
But there’s not quite enough to make a sweater…

I’m now unsure what to use the yarn for. I’ve been considering:

  • A hat for J (see draft below!), potentially with a matching scarf or cowl
  • A sweater vest for me
  • A sweater with a contrasting color for the sleeves or the bottom, color-block style.

Let me know what you think would be best!

The draft hat using a Ravelry pattern.

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