Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Second Attempt at Handspinning Tunis Wool Sock Yarn




A couple months ago I decided to try my hand at spinning some 3 ply sock yarn from our Tunis wool. My result was a bulky weight yarn that I used for slipper socks.




I decided to try again, practice makes perfect, right?

After spinning some thinner singles, and plying them together, I used my handy WPI (wraps per inch) tool to see the result. It wasn't the "sport weight" that I was trying for, but it was far from bulky. I managed to spin a 3 ply DK weight (barely) but it will work for another sock pattern I found on Ravelry.





Unfortunately, once I checked the yardage I had spun, I have enough yarn for just one sock, So, I am back to the wheel, spinning more yarn.



It will be a while before I will be ready to knit socks. After I have the amount of yarn I need, I need to dye the yarn before knitting.






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6 comments:

  1. Poor you having to spin some more!

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  2. You're so right, practice does make spinning better! It must be wonderful to be able to create things using wool from your own sheep :-) I love handspun yarn for socks, they just feel awesome on the feet.

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  3. I need to practice again. I would love to raise alpaca some day.

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  4. I just love your sheep and yarn pictures! Question: about how long does it take to spin wool into yarn to make a pair of socks?

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    1. Thanks!
      With the 3 ply it takes a little longer. I don't really keep track of time, but several hours to spin a 3 ply.

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