Golden Red

SS Handspun in Golden Red

Skein 1
Ply | Three
Yardage | 77.7 m
WPI | Fingering
Fibre | Simple Scarves Superwash Merino-Nylon in Golden Red
Tool | Serenity Wheel [10:1]

Skein 2
Ply | Three
Yardage | 74.7 m
WPI | Fingering
Fibre | Simple Scarves Superwash Merino-Nylon in Golden Red
Tool | Serenity Wheel [10:1]

I remember dyeing this very delicious fiber blend a while back and for some reason, I thought of Chinese New Year colours (very festive and reminiscent of people selling gold coins during this season as gifts!) and because it was the end of the roving bulk bundle I got for the store, I didn’t have the full 4 oz to work with. Instead, I had about slightly under 3 ozs – not even enough to put it on the shelves for sale. So I decided to keep it in case I needed to spin something quickly or to blend it with another fiber.

I forgot all about it until last week when I dug around my fiber stash and found it sitting pretty with some of my other handdyed stuff. This was a wonderfully quick spin due to its small quantity – I finished spinning and plying the first skein in under three days! To keep the colour changes the same – I plan to knit slippers/ankle socks with these – I split the roving down in the middle, weighed them to ensure that I would get similar yardage for them both and wound them up loosely in the same way. The result is two very lovely skeins of yarn with a 3-meter difference in yardage.

After hunting around, I decided on a gorgeous pattern (see below) for these two mini-skeins. I think it’ll go great with the gloomy autumn and winter weather that is to come. What do you think?

 Babouches by Lori Law; picture by oceanwindknits

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