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Spinning a Single for a Sweater

October 30, 2011 - 10:43 am

Last Spring before the Tour De Fleece I fell in love with The Painted Tiger’s Golden Oak BFL. Here, look, a picture ganked from her site:

The Painted Tiger Golden Oak BFL

Don’t you just want to snorgle that?  I did.  I bought a pound of it.

So I only just now got around to starting to spin it.  My goal is to make a low twist soft worsted single, something like Malabrigo Worsted or Manos.  I want to make another sweater along the lines of my Ingenue, except from wool I spin myself.  This sweater is by far my favorite sweater; I have to talk myself out of simply wearing it all winter long.  A second similar sweater in rotation would be a good thing!

I think I got it in one:

TPT BFL Swatch

I”m very happy with how the yarn and the swatch has come out.  I spun it up on my Moswolt M2, which I’m less happy with.  I have decided I don’t need to make friends with Irish tension.  It pulls too hard for me.  I am going to make certain I can reproduce the yarn with scotch tension on the Kromski, and if I can the Moswolt is going to be listed for sale.

This weekend I’m spending a small amount of time spinning as a break from pattern editing.  I have something getting published Real Soon Now I’m excited about.  But work!!  So much work!!  I’m learning how much work goes into developing patterns.  This time last year I had no idea.  I thank all of the folks who are supporting me in this endeavor- I couldn’t do it without you.

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