Ep. 168: Sauvelbelin Progress, Tasar & Punta

 Dear Spinning Circle,

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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 with me. I hope you feel most welcome because you are welcome here. 

Enjoy the show!

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On & Off the Needles & Bobbins

Finished Objects – Spinning

Punta Top

  • Lendrum Saxony – 18:1, Scotch Tension
  • Filed away burr on flyer – spinning beautifully now!
  • Plied on Ashford e-Spinner 3 at ~2 o’clock; plied to a twist angle of 45 degrees prior to feeding onto bobbin

Works in Progress – Spinning

Sanjo Silk – Tasar

  • Discussed this project on The Wool Circle some weeks back (Episode 24 here)
  • Majacraft Suzie Pro, ratio 11.4:1 (anything higher was too much twist — gasp! I know!)
  • half-draft, continuous backwards, smoothing

Disdero Ranch Shetland

  • Spin for my Albini Cardigan by Orlane Sucche
  • Spinning woollen, allowing twist into the drafting zone & no smoothing
  • Light airy 3-ply, high twist angle for plying (durability and loft)

Works in Progress – Knitting

Sauvabelin Sweater by Jessica Gore

  • Custom Woollen Mills fingering (swatched to sport weight, rustic)
  • 3.75mm/US 5 needles = gauge

#07 Tunic Cardigan (direct pattern link in Rav) by Joan Forgione

Community Participation

For September, tell us about a blend you spun that you didn’t expect to be as wonderful as it was or a blend you are dreaming about spinning!

Episode thread here or comment below here on YouTube!

Breed & Colour Studies

Inne (@adawson, post no. 104) shares: Here it is. Finished spinning. What should I knit with it? 99.1g; 317 yds; Traditional 3 ply; ~17 wpi

Greta (@backtobasics) shares: Just finished my breed and colour study; loved working with the yarn as soon as I was finished making it.

Thank you so much for joining me today! 

Until then, Happy Spinning!

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