My wheel was feeling a little lonely without any spinning on it after finishing my batt. So I pulled out another little braid from the fiber club that my hubby got me for Christmas. This one is DELICIOUS! It’s 18.5 micron merino and like BUTTER!
I opened up this braid and split the entire thing in half. I wasn’t overly scientific and just eye balled it. The plan is to spin half the braid onto one bobbin and the other half onto a second. Then I can 2-ply.
This braid is giving me some serious stripes in the singles. The colors are very saturated and I can’t help but think I will some great barber poling in my finished yarn. I am not taking care to line up colors in the singles. I am just letting the fiber do what it wants to do.
Beautiful!!! I have a stupid question .. how is superwash wool made? Don’t laugh okay?
I am by NO MEANS an expert but they use chemicals to strip the “scales” off or smooth them down on the strands of wool. With out those sticking up, there is nothing to catch and lock together.
Thank you!!! Have a great day 🙂
Wow, that is some seriously gorgeous Merino! It’s coming along nicely and will be stunning when it’s done!
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