Tour de Fleece 2014 Day 3

The third day of the TdF is nearly over. Today I made my first-ever 100% silk 2-ply yarn. I plied the two chunks of tussah silk sliver I spun on days 1 and 2 together to make this beautiful yarn.

Pretty 2-ply silk on the Ladybug

I think next I will try my hand at spinning silk hankies.

I’m also making good progress on my Greenwood Fiberworks merino top that I’m spinning on my Ashford Traveller.

The bobbin is starting to fill up.

I think I’m starting to develop a good rhythm with this fiber, which is improving my consistency. Or maybe not. Regardless, I am enjoying spinning it, and it is going to make a lovely yarn that will knit up into something spectacular. 🙂

3 thoughts on “Tour de Fleece 2014 Day 3

  1. Thank you.

    I will wind the silk yarn onto the niddy noddy later today and get some idea of the yardage. I hope I have enough to knit something with it just to see how it knits up. If the yardage is too short, I can combine it with some of the other silk yarn I will be spinning. I enjoyed spinning the sliver and I’m looking forward to trying the hankies.

    The merino is going to be chain plied because I want to preserve the beautiful colors, but I think the holly berry color way would look good barber pole. It’s hard to go wrong when you start with beautifully dyed fiber.

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