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29 Oct 2010

FO Friday: First Handspun Knitted Project

Filed under: Fiber Arts, Knitting, Spinning — Tags: , , , , , , — Cat @ 7:55 am
Shell Scarf

Shell Scarf

 

Project Details

Pattern: Adapted from Gail Tanquary’s Fan Shawl.
Yarn: Hand spun
Fiber: Susan’s Kitchen FiberArts BFL Groovy
Needles: US 6/4.00 mm
Started: March 18 2010
Finished: October 20 2010 if you count blocking

Comments

I finished knitting my Shell Shawl back in May, but did not have the space to block it as the spare bed was covered with boxes. Even though the boxes have been gone from the bed for a while, I only found the time to block it last week.

I purchased the fiber at Sock Summit last year directly after Abby’s intro to spinning class.  After all she had said to buy something that you love and want to spin.   I spun the fiber with both a Saacht Hi-lo and a Wildcraft Chillis spindle as they have the same weight.  The singles were chain plied to maintain the colors.

Shell Scarf close up of first shell

Shell Close Up

 

The shell patterns were adapted from Gail Tanquary’s Fan Shawl.

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4 Comments »

  1. Beautiful!!

    Comment by mrswhatsit — 29 Oct 2010 @ 11:51 am

  2. Beautiful! I haven’t knit anything with my little bits of spindle spun yarn, yet. You are inspiring me.

    Comment by pdxknitterati — 30 Oct 2010 @ 12:37 am

  3. That is so pretty!

    Comment by Jen — 30 Oct 2010 @ 8:31 am


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