from the designer: ”I’m sick of knitting scarves out of my handspun. I wanted to do something sweater-y but don’t have the stick to spin enough for a sweater. Combining hanspun with a millspun yarn seemed the perfect combo, I also think that the combination really shows off the handspun.
“I spun my gorgeous Spunky Eclectic BFL as a 2-ply bulky to the buttery soft Morehouse Merino’s worsted. I like the chunk of it against the airy single ply of the Moorehouse. Using a bigger yarn for collars and cuffs is an easy way to shape them with few or no increases and I’m all for easy.
“I was amazed how far my 200+ yards of bulky went. I knitted my edges in the order that they were important to me, in case I ran out of yarn - a big collar that wraps the shoulders, wide front panels, split belled cuffs, and an asymmetrical bottom edge -- a bum flap. I thought a button closure would distract from the yarn, so closing it or not is up to the wearer.”
ML, XLn size M)
Chest: 4146, 52 inches, when closed
Front Length: 2123, 24 inches
Back Length: 2426, 27 inches
MC Morehouse Merino 3 ply 100% merino wool; 140yd/128m per 2 oz skein; color: Plum; 67, 8 skeins
CC Handspun bulky yarn from Spunky Eclectic roving, 100% BFL fiber; color: custom color, 2-ply, 6-7 WPI, 220 yds.
1 set US #8/5mm straight needles
1 set US #10/6mm straight needles
16 sts/20 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch using smaller needles and MC
12 sts/18 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch using larger needles and CC