Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Knitting with Handspun

I knew I was going to have to knit Miss Winkle the newest pattern from Martina Behm. Apart from my current (giant) obsession with The Big Bang Theory, which inspired Martina's design it looked like a really fun knit!

So I had a look through my stash and decided to cast on with this yarn which I spun in the Tour de Fleece earlier this year.

I did a 'fractal spin' on this fibre meaning I split the braid down the centre and spun one half from end to end on one bobbin and the other half I split into 5 smaller strips and spun onto another bobbin and then plied the two together, I knew there would be a striped effect to my yarn and thought that the sideways construction of this pattern would show up the stripes in an interesting way.

This is the first time I have knit with my handspun for ages and I am so enjoying it! I'm having to hold myself back from spinning all the things so that I can knit with some more!!

I'm really enjoying seeing how the yarn is knitting up and the pattern is as fun to knit as it looks :)

I'm joining in with the Spinning Show and Tell on Crafts from the Cwtch again so pop over there for lots more spinning related loveliness :)

What was your last handspun knit or do you have one planned that you are exited to start? Do you spin with a project in mind or like me do you just spin to fill a basket? :)

Dani x

Ooh, by the way, speaking of The Big Bang Theory and giant obsessions have you seen Amy Farrah Fowler's crochet blanket? I am so desperate to hook one of those!!


  1. As you know already, I absolutely LOVE this!!!! I'm a huge fan of this designer and that yarn is perfection. I'll bet you are enjoying every stitch of knitting that up.

    1. Thanks Sarah :) I really am. Her patterns are such a pleasure to knit aren't they?!

  2. That is so pretty! I love that yarn and of course the pattern is perfect to show it off.

    1. Thank you :) it's always so fun when you find a good yarn/pattern match isn't it!