knitted :: Rings of Fire (handspun upsized New New Shale Cowl)

knitted :: handspun cowl, originally uploaded by earthchick.

Last year, after taking a class with Amy King (Spunky Eclectic) , at The Spinning Loft on spinning low-twist singles, I made my first thick-and-thin singles.

It was from 4 oz. of FLUFF Merino in “Arenal” – an amazing BLAZING assortment of reds, oranges, and a hint here and there of brown:
for Rav: FLUFF fiber

Oh, MAN, it was a delicious fiber. And I really enjoyed spinning it up:
for Rav: FLUFF!
It came out to 320 yards of bulky-ish thick-and-thin and I knew exactly what I wanted to make with it. I fell in love with this bulked-up version of the the New New Shale Cowl .

I love these rich colors.
knitted :: handspun cowl

I whipped this up over vacation in August and loved wearing it once fall rolled around. I loved it so much that I couldn’t wait to make another one – it was the inspiration for my Sweetgum design. I think this sort of thing is a surprisingly functional piece and a great way to use a small amount of handspun. Maybe there will be even more in my future.

knitted :: handspun cowl

5 thoughts on “knitted :: Rings of Fire (handspun upsized New New Shale Cowl)

  1. That is a seriously gorgeous cowl and I believe that you’ve inspired me to start spindling some yarn for this project immediately. 🙂

  2. I don’t have any bulky yarn right now but I’d better get some!

    Just one more post that makes me wish I could just “borrow” your wardrobe…

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