Saturday, April 27, 2013

A study in thick

This was an attempt to spin thicker yarn. If I'm just enjoying myself spinning I almost always spin an automatic fingering weight. I don't do much spinning for an actual knitting/crocheting/weaving project, I just spin because I enjoy it so much.

This yarn, however, I have plans for. I would like to knit them into mittens. I've never knitted mittens before but all the patterns I see call for thicker than fingering so I spun this beautiful braid up into two sport weight skeins.

Fiber Fancy's Beatles Club
Revolution in merino/mohair
Sport weight 178 yards total.

I think these would make beautiful mittens but will 178 yards be enough?