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Episode 128 Live: Handspun cardigan & Epic Cloth challenge fabric

Thank you for being here today, especially those who were able to make it to the Live Stream. I appreciate your time spent here in this place and me. I hope you feel most welcome because you are welcome here.

Breed & Colour Studies

Our next iteration of Breed & Colour Studies is LIVE! There are a couple of sets leftover – if you are interested, the store link is here. No special codes or anything needed! Please feel free to participate regardless of whether you purchase the fibre: We will be studying Organic Polwarth.

From Kai in the Slack channel:

It is so fun to see how much the weaver’s community is growing at Wool n’ Spinning’s slack channel. I’m finally done with my Masham project and wanted to share the outcome. This was definitely a teaching project. I learned that drafts and the fabric they “make” are directly related. Duh! I learned that when you “think” you will be doing balanced weave and in reality end up doing 16 ppi vs. 8ppi, you will only use ½ of the warp you thought you would. – Bummer. I learned that not every draft lends itself for making a scarf. And I also learned that when you thought you will be making a 65” long scarf and instead get a 40” one you call it a runner. Love the outcome!
Full of color and texture.
I think the draft would make a great rug as well.@Jahanara and @Megan Lykke the “strip fading in” worked really well I think.
Thanks for the help!

Works in Progress

Mariechen by Isabell Kramer – Ravelry project page here

  • Clun Forest spin, ripped and re-knit
  • Alternating skeins
  • Loving this stitch patterning with this yarn!
  • 00mm needles for close gauge – knitting size S

Felix Cardigan by Amy Christoffers

  • RRRRRRIIIIIIIP
  • Yarn will be gifted away

Weaving

Epic Cloth Challenge – Handwoven 2/8 Cottoo-Cottolin fabric

  • 2/8 cotton & cottolin
  • Woven at 18EPI & 18PPI
  • Love the results, haven’t had time to decide what I’m going to do from here!
  • Previous blog posts about this cloth are here, Part I and here, Part II
  • Part of the School of SweetGeorgia (affiliate link) Challenge – next year, we will be looking at Make Nine, which I am currently prepping for to plan the new years’ projects

Housekeeping

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Unbraided – EBOOKS available here & book orders can be made here.

Changes to the publishing schedule means a steady drip of content all month! Please watch your Patreon emails for content that you are subscribed to as the month unfolds. At the moment, patrons of Wool n’ Spinning Radio EARLY RELEASE is available, as well as the monthly teaching content for ALL patrons!

This month, our 51 Yarns SAL this month is all about further understanding yarn structure, namely 5- and chain-ply yarns! Please check out this post for the intro VLOG.

How I Spin this month is about socks: Namely Crepe sock yarn! Watch your Patreon notifications for the posts as they come available! Please check out my Spin to Knit Socks course on the School of SweetGeorgia and to those supporting the work of How I Spin, please stay tuned for a special THANK YOU in December!

Thank you so much for joining me today! I hope you enjoyed it. I look forward to seeing some of you tomorrow morning at the same time for the bi-monthly Wool Stream – I hope you are able to join us.

Until then, Happy Spinning!

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