Archive for April, 2009

Fiddlehead Mittens

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

The Hello Yarn Fiddlehead project is done! Hooray!

The fibre - Hello Yarn Fibre Club January 2009 - "Norway" BFL:
Hello Yarn Club - Norway4

The fibre was separated into colours and blended into heathery batts. I dyed extra silver BFL and blended it with a titch of navy BFL to give it a lift and to coordinate better with the heathered colours.

Hello Yarn Norway - Fiddleheads

The BFL batts were spun semi-worsted into a 3-ply worsted weight yarn. I usually get around 160 metres of 3-ply worsted weight from 115 grams (4 oz) of BFL, so I carded 115 grams (4 oz) of the main colour and 30 grams (1 oz) of each of the contrasts. This turned out to be sufficient with some leftovers. Singles were spun at around 26 - 29 wpi. Finished yarn is 11 - 12 wpi (fairly loosely plied).

Hello Yarn Norway - Fiddlehead Yarn

The lining - natural Polwarth blended with Possum fur (70/30 blend) - woollen spun 2-ply sport weight. Singles spun at 32 wpi. Finished yarn was 14 wpi.

Fiddlehead Lining - Polwarth Possum

Fiddleheads - Lining

And done!
Handspun Fiddleheads1

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