This was a fun spin. May's colorway of the month from FatCatKnits was Old Rose. I ordered mine on Falkland. So as it wouldn't feel to lonely on the long trip from New York to here, some semi solids jumped into the package too.
I decided to spin it for socks, a true 3ply, with one ply Leaf Eater (green) and 2 plies Old Rose.
This is what I've got: a huge skein of 3ply, 654yds.
I'm quite happy with it. But I had some left over Old Rose on one bobbin, and an equal amount of Leaf Eater on the other. I also had some left over from another spin on another bobbin, so I decided to make another 3ply with the left overs. The blue ply was spun a little thicker, and I didn't have as much on the bobbin.
Still some left over of Old Rose and Leaf Eater (I really spun it thin). So I made a 2ply, and chain plied that.
I REALLY liked how this came out.
Now I wondered what the little skeins would look like all knit up, so I knit them up into swatches.
Both are knit with 2.75mm needles, but the right one could have used a larger size needles, but I was too lazy to go upstairs to get some. Still one can see how it looks just fine. I love both of them, but others who saw the swatches on Ravelry liked the blueish one better. Too bad there's not any more of either yarn.
A comparison of the skeins: big one 654yds, blue one 60yds, green one 23yds.
Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!
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