loves2knitandspin

I am just a gal who loves to knit and spin in my spare time and thought it would be nice to share my projects with everyone.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Un-Spun Sweater


This is something a little diffferent for me. I am knitting a sweater basically from an unspun wool pencil roving from a company called Fingerlakes Woolen Mill Of course it logical they call it Un-Spun. One of the girls at knit club at our LYS literally tripped over the bag of roving on the floor. She picked it up and I absolutely loved the feminine pastels and inquired as to what it was. I thought heck, why not give it a try. The pencil roving is very fragile so it is kind of hard to keep an even tension, but the fabric is so super soft and suprisingly strong after knitted. The pattern I am using is a simple Yoke Pullover that came with the kit, knit in the round my size 10.5 Denise needles. They call the roving "cheeses", I thought that was funny.
I finished my Chevron Waistcoat vest this week. I will post a picture later in the week when I get buttons sewn on.

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4 Comments:

At 2:23 PM, Blogger O/C Knitiot Designs said...

I love the color also! the sweater will be great. I heard after you wash it, its even better!
Great work!

 
At 8:52 AM, Blogger Roseann said...

Your sweater is so pretty! I knit with some unspun Icelandic, yours sounds much softer. I appreciate your info about how it is to knit with. The unspun Icelandic was pretty sturdy, yours sounds more delicate. I love the colors.

 
At 3:17 PM, Blogger Kris said...

Oh that sounds so soft and I to love the pastel colors.

 
At 11:15 PM, Blogger aliaamma said...

Hi, Please help me....I have this yarn but have lost the pattern for the "rainbow" sweater. Do you still have the pattern? Please email me at aliaamma@aol.com. Thank you very much.

 

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