Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Next Afghan Warp - Something Different

Something different as in I'm not weaving this next one with Red Heart acrylic! Rather, I'm using a combination of KnitPicks Wool of the Andes knitting yarn, and some of my handspun North Ronaldsay.

I've just finished warping the loom .........

Loom warped for the next afghan....... and am anxious to begin weaving. There is a wonderful textural contrast between these two types of yarns ........

A close up of the 2 types of yarn I'm using.The Wool of the Andes is 4-ply and very smooth. Also quite soft. The North Ronaldsay, on the other hand is 2-ply. That alone gives it a bumpier texture. Due to the guard hair, it is much coarser. What I found interesting, is that both yarns have the same twist angle.

The North Ron yarn is the same that I used in my Rare Breed Sweater (to be completed as soon as the weather cools down). I had about seven colors to choose from for this afghan, and I opted for some of the lighter shades.

I can't wait to start weaving .......

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Afghan Progress
Done!

6 comments:

  1. I can't wait to see how it turns out. What pretty colors. T.

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  2. Great colors and texture. I'll bet it will be beautiful.

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  3. Ahhh, you are tiptoeing into using handspun for warp..........(grin!!!).

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  4. Very exciting - can't wait to see it! The yarns sound wonderful - will you keep this one for yourself?

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  5. You are inspiring me! This is exactly what I want to do with my handspun. I also love that Rare Breed Sweater.
    Alice

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  6. Ooo, that contrast in texture is going to be awesome!

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