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Category Spinning
Style Classic, Romantic, Retro / Vintage, Traditional, Casual
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What materials did you use? I carded and handspun a raw jacob fleece. The fleece was spotted with colours from creamy white to a rich chocolate brown. I separated the colours and remixed to make the variegations in the yarn as I spun it. I used a navajo ply to ply the yarn

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What are you most proud of? I was pleased with the colours in the fleece and how I got them to "play nice" together. I actually knit each ball as I spun it so that I could visualize how much of each colour I wanted in the next ball and where I wanted them. It is very cool that he likes to wear it so much. Although he does like the way it looks he mostly likes the feel of it and the way that the wool behaves. He wears his old one like this mostly for working in, not only to keep him warm even when wet, but also for protection from sun and heat and skin abrasions.

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The sweater is beautiful...I'd like to try it. I have my eye on a Jacob fleece and the weight is about 1 lb. 9 oz. Do you think that would be enough to make the sweater?

11/08/2015 Flag

Thanks OnTenderhooks, I would be concerned about not having enough for a whole adult sweater. Mine weights almost 2 lbs and this is with all of the dirt and a lot of the greese already washed out. Perhaps if you spin it VERY fine (Not my first choice as a recommendation) or add a bit of another fleece that is a good match for your Jacob. You may have enough for a vest if you spin it quite fine)

11/09/2015 Flag

Thanks so much! Did you make a 3-ply yarn? And was the final yarn a worsted weight?

11/13/2015 Flag

Yes, 3 ply navajo method worsted weight. I actually wrote quite a bit about this sweater both on Ravelry and a couple of entries in my blog. try this link for the project on Ravelry. links to the blog are there too.

11/13/2015 Flag

Yes, I only posted it once. I Flagged the others, and I have trepidation to post again, but here goes. Thanks for directing me to all your info on the sweater...I am an avid fan of your work! Best to you and yours...

11/18/2015 Flag

Thanks so much :-) I'd love to see what you make with your Jacob.

11/18/2015 Flag