The Making of a Handspun Sweater Lot November 30, 2013 21:25
You can see that each pound of wool turned out different, but similar. The subtle differences would provide lots of depth in the finished yarn. I used the fractal spinning method that I typically use and spun 4, 4oz singles out of each pound of wool.
It took me a long time to spin 8- 4 oz bobbins. A bit longer than usual in this case because my focus was interrupted by wholesale orders and fiber prep.
Once all the singles were spun I had to wind them off into center pull balls. I don't normally do this as I prefer to spin off the bobbin, but I ran out of bobbins!
And there you have it! 2 lbs, or 8, 4 oz skeins of handspun yarn! Each worsted weight skein is approximately 150 yards so, 1200 yards total in the lot!
This colorway is currently available as the whole lot for ONE WEEK. Next Saturday I have a show at One Lupine Fiber Art in Bangor, Maine and this lot will be coming with me and up for individual sale.
This handspun sweater lot is now available in my Etsy Shop, to purchase click, here.