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Whilst making Luciole I have also been preparing the yarn for my next project. The pattern calls for yarn made out of yak, which I have but I decided I would rather spin the yarn for this project and would make it in stripes. That meant spinning three shades of Shetland fibre plus a skein of cream merino and what remains of the green I used in my stripy jumper. It seems amazing that one breed of sheep should make such different colours.

I discovered whilst spinning this fibre that it’s not only the colour that’s different in this fibre. Now I come to think about it that’s not surprising given that something must make the colours different but it hadn’t occurred to me that this would be the case until I came to spin it. It’ll be interesting to see if I find differences in the yarn as I knit with it too. It took me quite a while to get everything ready – I wanted to have it all ready before I began, but now I’m all set with skeins made into balls…

….And a swatch…

 

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