I’ve just finished using all the fibrey goodies that I received in the UK Spinners’ Secret Santa on Ravelry. First the pictures:
Three ply Falkland Fibre – Summer Cobbler colourway
Silk Hankies/Falkland 2 ply
The Falkland fibre spun beautifully evenly and very thinly, which I was really pleased with – I want to spin and knit something in a laceweight yarn but haven’t achieved the consistency in spinning to do so yet, so this was a big step forward. I ended up with uneven amounts on the bobbins, so got 330 yds of 18 wpi three ply and two bobbins with a fair bit still to use!
I plied one bobbin with the silk and navajo plied the other. I got better at using the hankies as Iwent along but it was still rather lumpy and bumpy in places. The resulting yarn is very light and floaty. I don’t really like barber-pole yarn, but would try plying silk and something in the future with a closer colour match, maybe 2 plies of fibre and 1 of silk.
Thank you again Secret Santa, whoever you were – I got a lot out of your gift!