I always thought my handspun was so special I had to keep it around for a while, before I can knit with it. Well no more! I want to knit with it right away, if possible. I've knit two neck warmers with my handspun, which I use more than anything else. I love this design by Lankakomero. It's Ambitus neck warmer. I've knit three so far, and I'm sure I will be knitting more in the future.
Ambitus # 2 was knit with handspun from fiber dyed by FatCatKnits, called Grant Tetons, ~ 215yds of 2-ply, 12 WPI, 4oz BFL. I did not like this colorway while spinning it, that's why I made a fast thick/thin yarn, but once I've knit with it, I thought it looked O.K.
I ran out of yarn before I could make the size according to pattern, but it's big enough. I only got up to row 24 before I could bind off. I used 3.75mm needles. I started it on December 11 and fnished it the next day.
Ambitus # 3 was made with superwash merino fiber, which I received as a gift from Marianne of Picperfics's Fluff-N-Stuff.
I've got ~ 392yds of navajo plied yarn, more than enough for this pattern. I LOVE how the stripes repeated themselves in such a nice manner. I would not have choosen this colorway myself, but I'm glad I got to spin and knit with it. It's cheerful and so soft!
Again I used 3.75mm needles, and knit the full pattern. I started on December 13 and finished it the same day. It's addictive and fun to knit, and warm and cosy to wear.
It also showed me again how fun and special it is to knit with ones own hand spun yarn.
If you are on ravelry there will be more pictures to look at on my project page. So with this, back to the spinning wheel, where I can't wait to finish spinning soft merino fiber for a 3-ply yarn. Back soon!