Friday, January 29, 2010

Jillian's week #4

Dyed by blogmate Carla & named after me - this is one sexy spin. Merino tencel, fluffy and smooth and shiny.

I wanted to keep the colors in line, not barberpole them. I wanted to make a yarn chunky, sinuous and round with texture and spring, not thin and simply shiny like most merino/tencel yarns I've seen.

I love the result. I kept the yarn in the middle of the dining room table for a long time just to look at it and squeeze it. I want more. I want to make something big like a shawl. But can i make this yarn happen again?

What: merino 50%/tencel 50%
Where: Cjkoho on Etsy
Color: Jillian
Spun: woolen draw with smoothing, chain plied
Yarn: 40z, 114 yds, wpi: 8-9
Lesson: Break away from yarn that 'usually' spun with a particular fiber.


  1. I never get tired of looking at that yarn. I can't believe how gorgeous it is!