Sunday, 15 July 2012

Spinning the Dorset Down from Griffiths Mill

I thought I would spin the Dorset Down Roving that I picked up from the Griffiths Mill stall when we all went to the Staffordshire County Show back in the beginning of June.  It was a very very long, thin length of roving so I folded it in half and pulled the two halves apart at the fold.  I spun two singles and then plied them to achieve a 2ply yarn of worsted weight which gave me 128m from my 100g of roving.  Not super soft but not totally awful either, slightly crisp.

I made this braided cable hat from my wool.  Its a lovely snug fit and very warm.

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