Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Hand Spun Cheviot Wool Blanket

After quite a long break from doing any spinning I pulled this project out of it's hibernation bag for another go at finishing. There's just over 1kg of cheviot wool roving for this blanket. It's intended to be uneven in texture and so far approximately 130 grams is producing about 124m of hand spun knitting yarn. I'm knitting as the yarn is produced and just about keeping ahead of myself using the drop spindle. There are 145 stitches on the size 7 mm circular needles (not using in the round) and the pattern is a combination of moss stitch with rows of knit stitch with extra wraps to make the open texture and hopefully gain extra length more quickly.






4 comments:

  1. Lovely spinning, it's not often I come across posts of others drop spindling! It looks very nice. :)

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  2. That is lovely! Are you using the single or are you plying them together? I have been using my spindle lately as well.....I want to be able to do it while I take the dogs for a walk :-) It is going to be a lovely blanket!

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  3. Thank you both. It's just single ply. Spinning while walking the dogs sounds great multi tasking exercise!

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  4. Beautiful Julia!!
    Hugs Wendy

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Julia