23 Oct Fun with Woolen Spun!
More and more people in the yarn world are talking about woolen spun yarns – 100% wool spun from lightly carded fibres, creating light and lofty yarns that are airy and springy, soft but still woolly. Local dyer, Ambrosia Yarns, recently delivered some of their hand-dyed woolen spun yarn to our shop in two weights:
This is a light fingering-weight, 350 yards in 50 gram skeins, shown here with a skinny-version Thayer scarf sample which used only one skein.
Emily, aka loveaslug on Ravelry, picked up three skeins the other day and has started this *gorgeous* Birstwith hat – I can’t wait to see how this turns out, so I’ll be keeping an eye on this project page on Ravelry!
And now we have this beautiful worsted-weight woolen spun as well! At 350 yards to 114 grams, soft and warm hats and mitts are easily made with one skein; a sweater uses as few as four.
This stunning sample of Cordova was knit up in only five skeins – it’s in the shop now, come a take a look this weekend!