Friday, July 10, 2009


Today I took the plied yarn to work to swatch it for knitting into a sweater. I learned two things:

-- The dark yarn is the one that had sun damage. The yarn made solely from this fleece sheds during knitting not only vegetable matter that I was not able to get out during the spinning but also broken fibers, indicating it's not strong enough to work well as a yarn for a garment. They also create a rough fabric.

-- The dark and light singles plied don't shed. The fabric is softer. The color difference isn't too radical so it works well. However, the testing of the dark yarn makes me consider using just the lighter fleece for making a garment.

What do you think?

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