Yarn hand spun from Wooly Wonka Fiber’s “Wine Club 2011”. Cupcake Wines-inspired merino/silk blend in “Summer Breeze” colourway. Worsted short draw singles, Navajo/Chain-plied. Finishing: washed/soaked, dried horizontally (no weight). Approx 300 m.
4mm, 4.5mm and 5mm needles (all circular)
A note on the yarn.
I started spinning the singles on my spindle during Tour de Fleece but realised it would probably take me into next year to finish. I moved to my Bliss TT wheel for the remaining 2/3rds of the fibre. As a result of this, the first third of the yarn is much thinner than the rest. I knew this so I planned to start the shawl with the thinner yarn (on 4 mm needles) and finish with the thicker yarn (on the 5 mm needles).
My plan was always for a thicker yarn so I’m glad I didn’t do the whole lot on the spindle!
As per my previous Lune Shawl I made the central panel in moss stitch (US: seed st)
Used this Yarn Harlot “emergency” crochet cast off so I could use all of my yarn without having to guess how much I needed for the cast off. This is not an elastic cast off. I wouldn’t recommend it for any kind of lacey knitting, but I just about got away with it for this shawl.
This is how much yarn I had left!