Spun: A Heap of Merino

I finally, finally finished spinning and plying ALL of this red merino that I’ve had for years. I definitely bought it at Rhinebeck, but I couldn’t say what year – maybe 2007 or 2008?

Before washing:

so much red handspun!


so much red handspun!

Man that’s a lot of one yarn.

so much red handspun!


so much red handspun!

Closeup. Sorry for the weird lighting in some of these – this one is the closest to true:

so much red handspun!

The stats:
100% merino, bought at Rhinebeck (pretty sure it’s Ashland Bay)
3 ply, DKish weight
750g / 26.5 oz
1885 yards.

1885 yards!

Now I just need to plan the perfect sweater for it. Or maybe a blanket?







6 responses to “Spun: A Heap of Merino”

  1. Sara Avatar

    So gorgeous! Would be perfect for a sweater!

  2. Meredith MC Avatar
    Meredith MC

    WoW!!! So purty. Sweater for sure (says the girl who incessantly knits sweaters)

  3. Jane Avatar

    Laura, that yarn looks amazing! You must be so happy about finishing it. I think it would look absolutely amazing knit up with lots of cables, I can’t wait to see what it turns into.

  4. Evi Avatar

    that is absolutely stunning

  5. Dani Avatar

    It’s stunning Laura! I could see something with a shawl collar in this colour on you

  6. jackie c Avatar
    jackie c

    AMAZING:-) looking forward to seeing what it will be.

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