Stranded – in a good way

At last year’s Wonderwool Wales event, I was over the moon to find some hand-spun, hand-dyed wool on the stand of the Ceredigion Guild of Weavers and Spinners. It found an appreciative home with me!

40-50g per skein, DK hand spun

Although it is lovely, the rustic texture proved to be unsuitable for the honeycomb cowl that I had in mind, so I was on the look-out for suitable patterns. As always, I was initially hampered by my desire to use all three colourways in a project. “What? Only use 2? But I have 3!”

In the end, it came down to ‘what did I want to knit?’. I fancied doing some stranded knitting, and that helped me to focus. When I saw this fingerless mitten pattern by Crafty Cathy, a lightbulb went on and I knew the hand-spun yarn would be perfect.

The (free) pattern is written so that the mitten is worked flat and then sewn up. I wanted to work it in the round, so I made a few changes (you can find them here on my Ravelry page) and in next-to-no-time these mittens took shape …

I’d like to think that the talented hand-spinning Guild members would approve!

And I still have enough for another project … when I decide what that should be 😉

Any suggestions?



About yarnsmithery

Sharing my love of yarny craft and encouraging others to give it a go!
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4 Responses to Stranded – in a good way

  1. jackallcraft says:

    Oh they look lovely! Good choice and great work. I remember meeting the Ceredigion Guild spinners when I was in Wales a couple of years ago.

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  2. swissrose says:

    See the advantages?! Enough for TWO projects 😁😂

    Liked by 1 person

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