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Craft Friday

Before I begin, I want to remind you all of my Craft Friday promotion, just use coupon code CRAFTFRIDAY to receive 20% off of all of my independently published patterns. I'm extending the sale to Monday to give you all a little extra time to pick up patterns for your holiday knitting.

I hope everyone who celebrates had a wonderful Thanksgiving yesterday. Along with the 5 usual suspects, we had several of my kids' college friends, the mom of one of those friends who was visiting from New Hampshire, and our upstairs neighbor (who saved the day by kindly offering his oven for extra cooking space). We all ate too much, and enjoyed spending time with each other.

Today we're having a low-key Craft Friday. I've decided to put my other WIPs on hold for the day and cast on a special project using a skein of my own handspun.

In the Skein

This yarn is spun from a braid of Into the Whirled superwash merino/cashmere/nylon that I purchased at Rhinebeck in October. The color is Vegetable Medley.


To prepare the fiber, I broke up the roving and sorted the pieces by color. Next I divided each of those piles of color into roughly equal portions and filled two bobbins with single plies in the same color order.  When I plied them together the color sections ended at slightly different spots so that there are short sections where two different colors are plied together. I like this effect since I find it helps the color transitions. I ended up with 300 yards of roughly sport weight yarn.

Yarn Cake

And now I'm off to turn this handspun into a Kildrummy Cowl. This pattern is very adaptable to different weight yarns. I designed it using Plucky Knitter Traveler Aran, then knit a second using Malabrigo Chunky. Now my third will be made with this handspun sport weight.  Since it's already a gradient I woun't need to do the color changes as written in the pattern.

Happy Craft Friday!


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Your yarn is stunning. That is going to be a GORGEOUS knit.

Gorgeous colors! Can't wait to see it finished.

Thanks for the details on how you spun the colors. Beautiful! Happy Craft Friday!

Such a creative breakdown of a bump of fiber! Thanks for sharing the details - the yarn is GORGEOUS!!

Great results for your Craft Friday!!

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