Old Maiden Aunt Yarns

Studio 30. Ritchie Street. West Kilbride. KA23 9AL. Scotland. info@oldmaidenaunt.com

look on my works…

ok, so i’m no ozymandias, but look at this…

i’m knitting with my own handspun.

how cool is that???

specs: the icarus shawl from interweave knits (summer 2006), in handspun merino/silk blend from hipknits. so far i’ve spun 100g (nearly 400) yards of an almost-sock-weight yarn.

modifications: not sure yet, but there will be many, because although the yarn is finer & more consistent than previous spinnings, it’s still no laceweight. for a start, i’m knitting on 5mm needles instead of the recommended 3.25. this will undoubtedly have some impact on sizing (i’m getting about 13sts = 4″ instead of the suggested gauge of 21sts = 4″), so we’ll just have to see what happens…

7 Responses so far.

  1. Nell says:

    Lilith, that is gorgeous, I love how there are subtle stripes in the colour. Thanks so much for the sock patterns by the way, and what quick service! I haven’t decided which to do yet, I’m going to have a closer look later. I love how she calls some of them ‘evening socks’!

  2. scarybez says:

    Wow, Lilith, that yarn is so beautiful. I can’t believe you spun it yourself. I adore the colours. Look forward to see the shawl at a SnB meetup soon.

  3. I see absolutely nothing to despair about there. It looks great!

    Hey we miss you over at the Vintage KAL! Today’s the last day of the contest – stop on over!

  4. merlinthecat says:

    Wow that is going to be a beautiful shawl!!!! Great yarn!

  5. Karen says:

    Awesome! Your yarn is wonderful.

  6. Whirly Sue says:

    that is VERY cool and I love your PURPLE yarn 😉

  7. Brittany says:

    That looks lovely! How much yarn do you have?

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