Crafting / Spinning

Frosty skein

The icy rainbow rolags that I have made recently were a joy to spin! I finished the singles last night.

Seven spindles with 14 colours
Seven spindles with 14 colours

I spun two colours per spindle, but even when looking at only the outer one you can see the rainbow progression quite well. I plied the singles directly on my wheel again, because I liked how that worked out in my previous project. Today I finished plying and it was time to find out the yarn weight and length!

Before soaking
Before soaking

The plied yarn was already quite stable, it didn’t curl up much (and it is not underplied). My previous project was a tiny bit overplied, so I was more careful this time.

Hanging over my arm
Hanging from my arm

The thickness is quite even in general, but not so much that you don’t see that it’s handspun. I like it that way. If I want completely even yarn, I will just go to the yarn shop and buy some. The colour gradient works well and the n-plying makes the transitions very smooth. I measured and weighed the yarn, and it’s 350m/105g, a nice sport weight.

The yarn is taking a bath right now. It looks so pretty under water, with the foam bubbles above it!

Spa treatment for my handspun
Spa treatment for my handspun

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