Finished project - Abby in Foxgloves

Fibre is from picperfic's fluff & stuff, a luxury mix of merino, cashmere and silk.

This was my first go at fractal spinning. The technique helps to distribute the colours in 2-ply yarn. You split the fibre down the middle, spin one bobbin full from one half and then split the second half again so that the colour changes are faster on the second bobbin.

I was worried that I'd lose the greens (which I love in this fibre) in the mix, but I'm surprised at how distinct they still are and how strong the stripes are. I couldn't be happier.

The pattern is Abby from Knitty. I'd bought two patterns for this yarn but both were knit around rather than top-to-bottom. That wouldn't have looked right with these colour changes, and I eventually found Abby. It was easy enough to pick up and put down over Christmas, is very effective and is free!

More photos here
Ravelry project here

2 comments:

Sarah ~ Crafts from the Cwtch said...

This is gorgeous! I love the colours and the pattern you chose is perfect for it.

Shiela Dixon said...

Thank you Sarah, It's one of my favourite projects.