Two color coordinated handspun skeins- one a lockspun bulky art yarn, the other a smooth two ply. For the bulky yarn, I took pastel dyed Coopworth cross locks, and spun from the lock allowing the curly tips to poke at as they would. For the thin two-ply yarn, I took a bunch of leftover singles and plied them together- as one singles ran out I spliced in another, allowing for a gradient effect in the knitting (or crocheting, or weaving). The colors change withing each length of singles, then again as each new singles is introduced. Only one singles was ever spliced in at any point along the yarn, so it is as strong as if there was no splicing.
40 yds/37 m
4.3 oz/122 g
3-4 Wraps per inch
157 yds/144 m
2.6 oz/74 g
11-13 Wraps per inch
Sport to DK weight
I have not included a suggested gauge, as I think these two yarn can be used together in so many different ways. Weave with one as warp and the other as weft, or use a commercial warp and both as weft (or vice versa- imagine the lovely fringe if you used both yarns as warp). Knit or crochet a scarf or cowl, on very large needles or hook, so the textures of each yarn are not buried. I envision a lovely shoulder hugging cowl with open work ridges using the thin, smooth yarn alternating with heavily textured ridges highlighting the curls from the bulky
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All handspun yarns are one of a kind and not repeatable, unless otherwise specified within the listing.
Hand wash, lay flat to dry. Keeping your finished item out of the dryer will help it last a good long time.
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