Hand Spinning & Natural Dyeing - Sarah Matthess

Monday, 22 December 2014

Ivy-leaf Art-Yarn

This is what I did with the ivy-leaf dyed wool (see my other post on the dyeing proceedure).  This art-yarn also includes wool dyed with madder root, ragwort, horsetail, and onion skins. I incorporated a little suri-alpaca, and small amount of cotton for texture.... Suitable for knitting on larger needles, perhaps 6-8mm, it varies in thickness, but over-all is about 5-6 wpi. 

This is a 2-ply yarn, one single is spun intentionally thick and thin, the second spun evenly, and then they are plied irregularly. This makes a balanced yarn, but there are a lot of twists in this which give a more 'boucle' look when knitted.

Skeins weigh just over 80grams.
Approximately 97m to 88 grams.  


Button up cowl, lined with 100% cotton brushed flannel is knitted in seed stitch on 7mm needles. Edged with an I-cord of 4 stitches on 5mm needles. Up for sale on Etsy. This took one and half skeins to knit.



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