Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Hairy Bolery

About 8 oz od cross-bred (TexelX) fleece combed and dyed with Buddlia flowers and leaves some time ago. The roving was intense yellow so I over-dyed it with Ashford blue in various concentrations to get shades of green.
I spun it on my little 1/2 oz spindles into singles. I origionally intended to use it as light fingering weight singles for a cardigan so carefully spun it with not too much twist and dried the hanks with slight weighting. But after knitting swatches of the singles, I didn't like them - they seemed a bit ... sleazy. I preferred to use the yarn doubled - so I might as well have plied it anyway. Ah well.. Decided to make a short bolero type top - it's almost done here - just some more rownw and perhaps a tie belt to add.

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