söndag 17 februari 2013

Finn Corriedale Border Leicester

Some time ago I showed a lovely wool sample: Finn-Corriedale-Border Leicester. Here's the small skein I spun:

Louet Victoria (singles) and Hansen Minispinner (plying)
WPI in 2-ply: 26

                                  My cute WPI gauge, made by a spinning friend on Ravelry

The handle was clearly different than Finn or Corriedale. It has a clear longwool character, but not like Border Leicester. The wool felt more like a young Cotswold. Stiff in a way you wouldn't expect from so fine and soft wool, but not in an unpleasant way. It's very white, the yellowish in the photo of the skein comes from the lamps.

I like this wool a lot. It can be used for several techniques like weaving, knitting, crochet.

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