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Not quite enough yards of heaven

As I mentioned last time, I've been spinning up some silk to ply with the red SioZ merino singles. I had 100grams of the merino and 50grams of silk, bought from the Handspinners and Weavers Guild. Silk is heavy, so I knew I had to spin it thinner, which was the effect I was going for anyway. Light thickish merino wrapped in a filament of silk. I needed 181 meters, in order to make the 198 yards of heaven shawl. I plied it yesterday - as an aside I had to run it through the wheel twice to get the amount of twist I wanted, might be time to invest in a high speed head for Little Gem. When I had it on the niddy noddy I measured it: 171 meters. I'm ten meters short. I've got plenty of the hand dyed merino left, so I'll try to pick up some more of the silk next time I am at the Guild. Ten meters away from heaven!



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  1. can you 2 ply the merino on it's own for the edging? or use another handspun for an edge?
    I actually quite like things that have a slightly different edge pattern

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  2. Gorgeous colour, it does speak to me.

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  3. Oh, you have to bring for show and tell on Monday. It looks absolutely yummy!

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