In Fall 2013, Harrisville Designs released a new yarn. WATERshed is a 2-ply worsted-weight 100% pure wool yarn. According to their website, WATERshed is “soft-spun, minimally processed, cushy super-heathered woolen yarn!”
I recently made a pair of re-soleable socks and that got me thinking about different sock constructions and pattern reading. Do you read through unfamiliar patterns before starting them, or do you dive right in? Much like driving to a new destination, I look at a map to see where I’m going before I get in the car. However, if the pattern is complicated or has a lot of new techniques one can get lost in the details and not see the big picture.
Corriedale has its origins in Lincoln (a long wool) and Merino (a fine wool). So, I think I can
expect to get a yarn that has some luster and some softness. The locks from this particular fleece are about 4 inches long and are pristine. Nice even crimp too!