I jst posted two of the handspun yarns I made this week. One is a purple, beaded 2-ply out of BFL superwash (so doubly shiny) and the other is a 3-ply spun out of ‘tidepool‘, the BFL roving I dyed and mangled when I braided it. Ok, ok, I BROKE the roving while braiding it. But it gave me a chance to spin the new roving I had just dyed.
I don’t ply beads on using a second thread. I spin the beads onto the fiber and they slide up the single. The second ply of the 2-ply is plain, without beads. This places the beads randomly in your project. You can use a crochet hook to manipulate the yarn to where you want it.
So, without further ado…
The BFL 3-ply I spun, I split into three parts. One part ended up without a blue section in it, but I wasn’t discouraged. I pre-drafted the first section leaving the colors in sequence with long, long color repeats. I split the second section into two parts, making the color repeats shorter, but more frequent. The third section, I split into four parts, making the color repeats again shorter and more frequent. I plied these three together to make the yarn that varigates at different rates in the different plies. This is the yarn that I timed.
The update I made this week to my etsy store included merino rovings, BFL and BFL superwash rovings, PandaToes, MonkeyToes, GorillaToes, and Cotton Monkey yarns. Take a peek to see some of the fabulous colors!