Knit Hats: blstellafay

“The skeins of yarn are Romney wool from “The Royale Hare” here in Northern California. the blue hat and tiny sock are my handspun also.”
handspun romney

The Romney was dyed when I got it. is the site of the shop, but I got the wool at Stitches West. It was an off-dye lot with different colors than she intended. The wool had a long staple, and was very smooth and shiny. Having never worked with Romney before, I made some mistakes, but I finally ended up flicking each lock, then drawing them into pencil rovings before I spun. the color variations in the skein make them really nice. I think another hat is called for, since that’s all there is of the yarn. oh, and I immediately noticed that the skein ties looked awful! they showed up a LOT more in the photo.

by StellaFay

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knit hat

The blue hat is from a pattern in Spin-Off magazine that i modified. it was the issue about Blue Leicester.I think I used a different pattern for the band, but not sure about that either. That yarn was a blend of natural charcoal grey fleece carded with black llama and rainbow-dyed fleece in the blue-purple-magenta range. It’s darker in real life, and has kind of a shimmery quality from the changes in color. I spun the yarn after a long break from spinning, so it’s pretty inconsistent.

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Handspinning Books

The Knitter’s Book of Wool: The Ultimate Guide to Understanding, Using, and Loving this Most Fabulous Fiber
The vast world of sheep and their wool into the language and context of knitting.
UK: Knitters Book of Wool

Intertwined: The Art of Handspun Yarn, Modern Patterns, and Creative Spinning (Handspun Revolution)
Experimental, handspun yarns, and includes recipes for handspun yarns, project ideas for knitters and crocheters, tips on how to use one-of-a-kind handspun yarns
UK: Intertwined

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Handspun Yarn


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