I know I have called this particular handspun project “Crete” for the past 2 months, but I decided to name it Wild Iris instead. The pic’s a bit washed out, but here it is:


12 oz of ultra-fine (19 microns!) 3-ply (3!!!) merino handspun yarn. It’s sooooooo soft. It’s also my first non-Navajo-plied 3-ply handspun. Which is why it took so long. Gawd. Finished, it is approximately worsted weight, so the singles were practically thread.

Is 12 oz enough to make a baby or child’s blanket?? I can’t find my McMorran Balance, so I don’t know!! (wail) If I don’t find it by the time I visit Vonnie, I’ll bring it up to figure it out.

Well, I have to admit, I LOVE spinning 3-ply yarns now. When you ply them, they balance out so well. Normally, my skeins twist a bit on themselves, but these 3 skeins are perfect. Oh, I love ’em. I don’t know if I can bear to be parted from them…

Maybe a shawl???

About the Author fyberduck

I love socks, lace, and all sorts of ‘traditional’ knitting subjects. I studied Classics and textile history (independent minor) at Uni and have a love of anything ancient. That said, I also like to mix it up with modern shapes and silhouettes, often with a little tradition thrown in for fun.

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