Drum carders are built for blending together different fibers. This batt is a blend of undyed Corriedale, silk, and alpaca.
Right as 2015 was winding down, I was binding off the second project from Kate Davies’ Seven Skeins 2015 club.
This cowl is perfect for those cold days when the wind wants to let you know it’s there. It’s been worn many times already (as has the first project, the Baffies).
The yarns: MC: Islay (teal) – approx. 40g
CC1: Haar (light grey) – approx. 42g
CC2: Highland Coo (reddish orange) – approx. 3 g
The needles: US 7, US 6
The cowl is roughly 9 inches wide and 10 inches long.
The nice thing about socializing with other fiber folk (besides the fact that they get your obsession with wool) is that you learn new things.
Case in point: Most of the fiber I spin is either mostly unprocessed or undyed roving. But once in a while, a hand-dyed braid speaks to me.