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Handspun Ishbel
Finished
July 10, 2009
July 26, 2009
Project info
Handspun Ishbel
Ishbel by Ysolda Teague
Knitting
me
small
Needles & yarn
Wolle/Seide Mischung handgefärbt
orange
Orange
Drachenwolle
Notes

06/14/09: This project won’t be started by casting on but by spinning the yarn. I have very beautiful hand-dyed merino/silk roving from Drachenwolle. I hope I can spin it to lace weight.
06/20/09: After a bit of resistance to start spinning I just dived in and so far I’m quite happy with it. Only it takes a looong time.
07/09/09: Now I’m both elated and disappointed. I did spun all the yarn and plied it into a 2-ply. It is gorgeous. By far the most beautiful I have done. But - it isn’t lace-weight, it’s barely fingering. So there isn’t enough for an Aeolian, I only got about 345 meters. So it’s back to the drawing board, and this yarn will become an Ishbel instead.

07/15/09: Finished the small version and was left with three honking big mistakes (in the stockinette section, of course), and 28 grams of remaining yarn. So I ripped it all back and started over.

07/22/09: This is the only thing I’m knitting at the moment. I just finished my second section B yesterday. Now I’m hoping to have enough yarn for a large lace section with a small stockinette stitch part.. I’m still very happy knitting this.

A very fast knit, and a pleasure. I’m also very happy with how it turned out.

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  • Originally queued: March 11, 2009
  • Project created: June 14, 2009
  • Finished: August 2, 2009
  • Updated: January 23, 2010