Spinning for a mens cardigan pattern

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I want to share some photos of my progress on the spinning wheel where I am spinning yarn for a cardigan pattern I will be designing for my husband.
This project began over two years ago when I bought the fleece of a Jacobs sheep at Hampshire wsd guild. After test spinning and knitting I decided that the result was too scratchy so I experimented with blending black bamboo fibre in it. I finally decided on a ratio of 5g bamboo to 10g Jacobs. I did the blend and John carded it together on a borrowed drum carder. Since then the gray blend was meant for a cardigan for him.
So this is as far as I am now:

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I have 6 skeins all ready.

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1 skein wound on the niddy noddy.

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1 skein on the bobbin.

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Another 2 skeins being spun.

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The yarn is spun from these roving balls I made.

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I still have quite a few roving balls left though.

So there is still a way to go before I am ready to begin knitting but I just asked John to sketch for me how he wants the cardigan to look so I guess I can begin designing it now.

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2 Responses

  1. Eddie's Room
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    Well I could probably have done it over a couple of months or even weeks if I had, but I began working on this 2 years ago 🙂

  2. Green Issues by Agy
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    This is interesting! How long did it take to spin the yarn?