You guys! I’m excited! I spun fleece into yarn this Summer and then agonized over a pattern for it. I settled for the One Row Handspun Scarf by the lovely Stephanie Pearl-McPhee. Seriously, she’s lovely. I’ve only met her once or twice and was too shy to speak much but she was funny and warm. I love her blog and I love her books.
Anyway, I knit up her pattern starting with my very first hank of handspun Corriedale progressing all the way through to the most recent. It’s a good long scarf! It’s mine, mine, all mine but I had Mr. Mouse model it for me.
And look! It looks squooshy and warm, doesn’t it? (It actually IS squooshy and warm.)
And look at that lovely stitch pattern. I just love the texture and how well it highlights the handspun’s texture.
It looks the exact same on either side so the scarf is completely reversible. And it’s easy to remember and to knit but not boring.
That’s the first hank. It’s a single and very much overtwisted and uneven. But it’s the very first that I did and I love it.
For comparison, this is the opposite end. The very bottom is also a single. The leftovers I had after plying everything up. See how much more even it is? And you can see the last bit of the third (and last) hank of 2-ply. That one was a bit wonky because I made it with all the single leftovers so there are older and newer singles all mixed together. The most beautiful yarn is the one that ends up around the neck.
But guys! Not only did I make yarn, I made useable yarn! And I turned it not only into a scarf but an actually good-looking and cozy scarf!