September 2008
Your handspun
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
5 stitches = 1 inch
in Stocking stitch (worked in the round)
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
197 - 219 yards (180 - 200 m)
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Spin! Series 1, no. 1

One of the goals of a spinner is to be able to spin a smooth, consistent yarn which can be used in regular knitting patterns. This spinning tutorial covers many of the problems and questions facing a new spinner, including avoiding or correcting lumps, tricks for smooth plying and finishing techniques for a soft, springy yarn.

The accompanying beret pattern uses only a small amount of worsted weight yarn, and is just interesting enough to keep the knitter busy without distracting the eye from the character and beauty of the handspun yarn.

Suggested Yarn Substitute: Dream in Color Classy