Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Black Wensleydale

This month's fiber from the Fiber Binder Club is Black Wensleydale.  The locks are long like dread-locks but soft and they hand carded very easily.
 I spun a two ply, fingering weight yarn using the fastest whorl on my Ashford Traveler wheel.  (11:1)
 Here is my little skein measuring out to 29 yards .
 I knit up my sample swatch and attached it to it's info page.

 I was surprised at how soft this fiber turned out.  I was sure it would be coarser when I saw the locks but it is a nice yarn for mittens or socks in my opinion!


  1. You know, with that being a long wool, I'll bet it will make a strong sock yarn. I may have to give that a try, but I also want to see how it overdyes. I know it is dark, but I love cochineal over dark wool - it's a great, deep magenta.

  2. You are very good at keeping up with your experiments.

  3. I loved the springiness of the fiber, so I'm sure the yarn has a nice feel, too. The color is beautiful.


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