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Hi comm! *echo echo* In an effort to encourage posting here, I thought I'd share some photos of a shawl/ette I made recently. I just learned how to hand-spin with a drop spindle. I did not spin all the yarn for this shawl. Rather, I mixed yarn from a local farm that I'd been hoarding like a dragon for that special project with some of my first handspun. It's a really simple garter stitch pattern, but I think that highlights the qualities of the yarn rather than distracting from them.

Without further ado...

Reverse side part homespun shawlette
Close-up of my shawlette that shows stripes of natural colored yarn in a triangular pattern. The bumpier yarns are the homespun, the smoother yarns are the ones that were machine-spun.

Part homespun shawlette complete
Full view of the triangular shawl/ette, see above for description of colors and striping. This shows the other side. I don't think there's really a "right side" and a "wrong side," just whichever one happens to be on top at the moment.

The local yarn is alpaca and the homespun is wool, so it is super warm. I wore it yesterday at my very cold partner's family's home, and was quite grateful for it. <3 spinning.

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Date: 2013-02-18 07:13 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] libitina
A friend of mine calls their bumpy homespun their Art yarn (with a capital A).

I like the natural colors and how your shawl works very well with incorporating varied yarns into a cohesive whole. It looks delightful


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