new icn messageflickr-free-ic3d pan white
Zinnia Falklands | by bowerbirdknits
Back to photostream

Zinnia Falklands

Falklands, from Fatcat Knits, in the Zinnia colorway.

 

102 yards, 121 grams, Navajo ply bulky weight (9.5 wpi untensioned, 12.5 wpi tensioned)

 

I don't even remember the last time I used anything heavier than a worsted weight yarn, but once I got spinning, I realized I'd be going bulky. I knew I was going to Navajo ply this, but I started spinning the singles as if I were doing a 2 ply worsted weight. A happy accident!

 

It took less than an hour to ply this yarn. That includes the original run through, and the second run through to fine-tune the twist. I find that that's the only way I can get a Navajo ply I like, as I prefer to focus on the mechanics of it the first go through, without having to worry about twist. But under an hour! I still can't believe it.

 

I'm hoping I have enough to knit Thorpe. I'm willing to sacrifice the earflaps, if necessary.

501 views
2 faves
4 comments
Taken on June 7, 2008