As promised, I’ve got some fresh handspun to share today! Yay!
As part of the Akerworks Flat Pack Lazy Kate test I’ve been working on trying a lot of different plying scenarios. Varying the number of singles I’m plying, changing up the weights of singles, as well as the methods for plying. Again, I’m not going to go into detail on the Kate at this time, but I did want to share the yarns as they come off the wheel. Today I’m going to share two skeins that I worked up pretty similarly.
First, for a simple 2 ply I started with this braid of fiber.
Having been doing much more with with getting my singles light weight I made a little departure with this braid of Rambouillet from Cloudlover Yarn & Fiber in the White Sangria colorway.
True to the Rambouillet breed, this yarn poofed nicely in the wash.
Next, how about Wacky from Spun Right Round.
I can always count on my Spun Right Round fibers to be bright and unexpected and a little wild (and wacky).
This 3-ply indeed came out as a worsted weight yarn (about 4-5wraps per inch) and measured in around 150yards. Because of the 3-ply and the slightly tighter plying job it doesn’t quite have the squoosh factor that the White Sangria skein does, but that’s A-OK with me.
What a great couple of skeins with which to start my great plying extravaganza!