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Thursday, June 21, 2007

More Spinning

I've started another little spinning project. This is Polworth wool. I had it processed into roving and it's just wonderful! I'm spinning it semi-woolen at 36 wpi for the singles. I sampled a bit of 3 ply and it comes out right in the worsted range. The bounce is amazing on the finished yarn. I don't know yet what it will be, but the Polworth is so soft I'm thinking about a cuddly turtleneck - yes, it really is that soft. I have over 3 pounds of it after the processing so there's even enough to do a twin set if I wanted to. And I'll probably spin some of it up for a shawl too.

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Blogger Carrie said...

That looks exactly like what's on my wheel too :-)

7:33 AM  
Blogger Sherie said...

Looking great so far! I haven't tried Polworth yet, is it easy to spin?

8:13 AM  
Blogger Rachel said...

Very pretty! Um, what's "bounce"? Is that a spinning term? (I'm not a spinner)

8:45 AM  
Blogger Abby Franquemont said...

I *love* Polwarth! Just recently I was commenting to someone that one of the reasons I like the commercially-available Falkland top that's going around is that it is mostly Polwart-Corriedale crosses, as I understand, and so it has properties from both types of sheep, just as the bounce and POOF factor.

11:17 AM  
Anonymous Natasha said...

If you can be bothered ordering from Australia there is a great source of Polwarth (Google Wendy Dennis Handspinning Wool) here in Victoria. She posts overseas and sells processed top, (plain or with mulberry silk in natural colours or dyed)and fleece so clean you can spin it straight from the bag. It is a dream to spin and even with postage good value.

8:22 PM  
Blogger Amie said...

Polwarth is easily my favorite wool. LOVE it!

11:38 AM  

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