Monday, July 27, 2015

Louet Spinning Packs - Part 2

Hello Lovely Friends!

Ok, do you have your lovely fiber packs from Louet that I talked about in Part 1? Aren't they wonderful?

I've been making rolags and spinning up a storm - all while dreaming about the projects I want to make with this lovely box of fiber.

One choice I have is to make a bunch of single skein projects by spinning up each individual fiber by itself and making various projects with those skeins.

The chocolate Coopworth would make some lovely Antler Hats by TinCanKnits

The Grey Gotland could be spun up to make my Bramblewood Vest pattern

Spin the 1/2 lb wool and linen into lace weight singles and you could make the beautiful Snowdrop Shawl

What about that lovely amazing cashmere? What about Susie Roger's Reading Mitts - they would be so warm and cozy.

And that 1/2 lb of flax? Why not try a flax hand towel for your bath or kitchen! It would be lovely!

And the lovely dyed Merino top? What about the lovely Kalimna Shawl - wouldn't that be lovely?

Now, after seeing all these lovely options you might be curious to know what I am going to do with my box of fibery goodness! Well, I'm making rolags to blend the fiber and create some beautiful tweedy yarn. I'm making two different kinds of rolags and will be knitting two separate projects. 

The first project will be the Hemlock Ring Blanket by Jared Flood
I've always wanted to make one of these lovely blankets and have often thought handspun would be a beautiful choice to use. 
I'm combining the flax, wool & flax blend, Coopworth and Gotland to make these scrumptious rolags that are so much fun to spin.
I am spinning a 2 ply worsted weight yarn from these rolags.

The second project will be the Starshower Cowl by Hillary Smith Callis
I'm combing the merino top, cashmere and optima to create a soft silky rolags which I'm spinning into 2 ply fingering weight yarn. Oh, yes, how lovely. 

So now are you curious on how I make my rolags to combine and blend the fiber? Head on over to A Knitter's Life YouTube Channel and watch my video tutorial on how to make rolags! It's simple, easy and so much fun! 

happy knitting!

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