Tuesday, 15 December 2015

4 ply

So funny how life works don't you think.  These cones of yarn were gifted to my mother and she did knit with them a bit. After she passed I packaged up all her yarns (bags and bags) and gifted them to one of my sisters who knits a lot. I gave away most of her knitting needles (I say most because I have come across additional ones). 

I kept some cottons to crochet with and any tatting threads she had.  Well my sister went through the bags of yarn and found some large cones of very fine wool.  She brought them to me thinking I could use them for tatting but they are unsuitable (too weak for rings and hairy).

Instead I put these four cones together to create a lovely 4 ply lace weight yarn. The colors used are gold, white, tan and brown. 

I needed a new pair of leggings so before I knew it these are now growing in length. I made a K1P1 cuff and chose a simple YO K2tog pattern. These leggings will replace the leggings I have used for the past 30+ winters. 

Below is a close up of the knitting and homemade 4 ply yarn. 

3 comments:

  1. You have created a gorgeous combo ! The shades go so well together :-)

    My MIL has asked for a pair of leggings, too, for next year (the 3rd pair I will be knitting for her) , so will be looking thru patterns for greater warmth.

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  2. Oh, that's a good way to use up the yarn, good job!

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  3. Knitted leggings, old ideas, new again. Good for you.

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