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Handspun Thorpe
September 4 2009
September 21 2009
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Handspun Thorpe
Thorpe by Kirsten Kapur
Needles & yarn
US 9 - 5.5 mm
Funky Carolina BFL
104.0 yards (95.1 meters), 70 grams
Autumn Girl
Funky Carolina

I really wanted to knit something with my handspun. I tried several projects - two scarves, until I realized there was not enough yarn for a scarf, and bottom-up hat that was way too large - before settling on Thorpe. It was very frustrating to cast on with this yarn at least ten times before a project worked out, but I love how it’s working up, and think it will be well worth it. This is the first project I’ve knit from my own handspun.

Sept09 Snob Diet
Week 1: 68g, 97 yards knit
Week 3: 4g, 5 yards


  • Cast on 8 stitches to start. Four was too fiddly and I couldn’t get it to work.
  • Skipped row 5 to have a slightly more rounded top.
  • My gauge is closer to 4 or 4.5 st per inch, so I’ve increased to 80, but will be aiming to get the medium size.

This is a quick little knit. I would have taken me much shorter than two weeks, except I’m not much of a crocheter and had to look up instructions before finishing the edging.

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  • Originally queued: September 5, 2009
  • Project created: September 5, 2009
  • Finished: September 23, 2009
  • Updated: November 5, 2013