Looking back – the first hand-spun sweater

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Handspun merino

This spring’s mega spinning project? 600 g of super-soft grey merino from Das Wollschaf … enough for my first hand-spun sweater … I hope. I still can’t work out if I’m spinning woolen or worsted, but at least I know it’s Navajo plied!

It’s already turning into Looking Back – a back-to-front sweater/cardigan that the Engineer can’t get his head round (‘So, how does it work?’).

Handspun merino sweater - Looking Back

The name’s turned out to be pretty fitting – looking back on my first years of knitting with commercial yarns, and looking forward to a hand-spun (hand-processed, if I can manage it) future. I feel a stash clear-out coming on …

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