Here are my latest handspun efforts.
A cheerful 2ply fractal spun yarn, that I intend to make socks from. I had high hopes that this would be a sock weight, but after finishing the yarn, it plumped right up, and became a dk weight. ah well, the socks will knit up faster. The fibre is Corriedale, and was lovely to spin. I purchased it from Spindlefrog on Etsy. I’m dying to cast on some socks in this, to see how it stripes up when knitted. i got 450 yards from 160g of fibre.
And this is an aran weight single, that I deliberately spun quite rustic and slubby, which I intend to make a winter scarf from. This is spun from a batt, and I must confess, I don’t like spinning from batts. I bought it from FeltStudioUK on Etsy. I got 600 yards out of 325g of fibre.
I found it quite difficult to spin such a chunky low twist single, after getting used to spinning high twist fine yarns for plying. But the resulting yarn is soft and smooshy, which is what I wanted. I need to find the right pattern for it now. I have a lovely vintage brown tweed winter coat that will look just right with a scarf from this yarn.