This yarn was spun from organic Merino wool that I hand-dyed in shades of blue and purple and then carded with some milk fibre and firestar (nylon sparkle) on my drum carder.
I just recently acquired the firestar and wanted to try it out. I took the advice that “a little goes a long way” a little bit too literally. For the next batts I card using the sparkle , I am definitely going to use more of it!
The finished yarn only has very suble hints of sparkle. The undyed milk fibre that I carded into the batt gave the yarn a “tweedy” affect. The final skein is super soft and squooshy. I have already cast on a hat – top-down this time so I don’t run out and end up with another neck-warmer! 🙂
The skein weights 37g and is 120 yds of 3-ply (chain-plyed) about a sport weight in thickness.
1 point – dyeing the wool
1 point – carding
3.5 points – 360 yds of singles (120 yds x3)
1 point – plying
6.5 points = Total