Sugar Pie in Laceweight
Ply | Single
Yardage | Approx 408 m/50 gms
WPI | NA
Fibre | Alpaca-Merino-Silk from Squoosh
Spindle | The Baaa Spindle [1.11 oz]
I had taken forever to finish spinning this up, having chosen to put aside my spinning in favour of dyeing up supplies for the shop. About two weeks ago, I decided to take a break from dyeing up supplies from the shop, pick up the spindle and finish off at least half of the 100 over grams of this roving.
This roving was a pleasure to spin up – the silk gives it a sheen, the merino adds some friction and the alpaca with its short hairs gave it that fuzzy look which is characteristic of fibers like mohair. Plus the ability to yield around 400 over metres of this lovely goodness at 50 grams allows me to explore the possibility of using this for a lace scarflette or scarf.
Surprisingly, the singles turned out to be delicate yet strong. I added a slight overtwist to it after reading that it would help bind the fibers together better and am waiting to see how it will perform during the knitting followed by the blocking process.
In a way, I’m glad I still have about 60 gms left. It’ll be fun to spin it up again and this time, maybe even ply it as well!