February 03, 2012

Some Hampshire Wool, Spun

This Hampshire wool I combed is as pleasant to spin as I expected.  I've combed a third of what I have and decided that was enough to start spinning.

I spun it tighter than any yarn I've done to date in order to try and get hardwearing sock yarn qualities.  I drafted as usual, then held the strand and spun the spindle for an extra count of twelve before winding on.

I aimed at 40 wpi and got a little thicker than that most of the time.  I suppose the finished yarn will be thick as sock yarn goes.  I don't actually know how sock yarn goes.  Hardly any experience with sock yarn, myself, and even less with hand knit socks.

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