Fiber Fridays: My First 3-Ply!

Remember that lovely pygora single plied yarn from last Friday? I had plans of plying it with some yellowish merino to make a nice and fine 2 ply yarn. Upon plying, i changed my mind: it just didn’t look good.

I’m fine with a little ‘barber poling’ but the yellow merino was on the cool end, and the yellow/orange pygora was such a lovely warm tone – i decided to do something drastic. I broke off the wheel and wound about (turns out it was exactly!) half the pygora into a center pull ball. I now had two portions of pygora and one of merino and plied a nicely balanced 3 ply of self striping, quasi barber poled worsted weight yarn. I think it’s lovely, don’t you?

I’m thinking i will knit myself a cowl with this yarn come Fall and sport it proudly. I’m no lace knitter, yet – so i’ll probably just knit some basic stockinette on oversized needles for an ‘airy’ look. Do you have any great and easy patterns for a basic cowl to share with me? Please do!

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This week’s featured Fiber Friend has a bit more leg than you may be used to seeing: it’s a Border Collie!

Because i know how active our herding friends are, i’ve supplied this pup with his/her own tennis ball to keep him entertained while you’re busy with other things. Tinier than my usual pups, this little guy is the perfect size to tool around with you in your pocket, purse or knitting bag. Bring him to your next agility tournament and let him get inspired! Go check him out, but i can’t promise he won’t ask you repeatedly to throw that ball for ‘em!

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