I've found this out about myself. I LOVE plying yarn. It's so quick and easy. I had a bunch of balls of singles laying around that I thought I should start plying. They were small balls and I didn't think they'd amount to much (ok..you can giggle at that comment if you want :D) but look at these! I can make a hat!
This is from the Lilac colored Merino and English Garden Merino. I love this. You can't really see it here, but the green is more purplish green. It's great. I'm not sure what to make out of it though, I don't think there's enough here to make an adult sized hat.
This one is great too. It's two different colored green Merino multi-colored hand spun. One is green with red and yellow, the other is a sage green. It actually looks really nice. Again, not enough to make a hat I don't think. I haven't measured it, so I'm not sure on the exact amount.
A special request from my daughter. She wanted a red and white striped yarn for a hat. It's cute, very pepperminty. A Merino Colonial blend.
Lilac and White Merino ply. There's tons of this stuff. I could probably make a skinny long scarf out of this. I'm tempted to make a hat I think. Finally able to make something from my hand spun that I can wear. This is so gratifying. I just have to find a way to wear it in summer. I could sit in a nice air conditioned building just for the sake of showing off my new hat. :D
I must ply more. I have loads of different colors and so many ideas. I'm going to have so many hats for winter. :D
I just had to show this off.
What is it you ask. Well, it's an ear warmer of course. Not enough wool to make a hat, but just enough to cover your ears.
Needle: size 10 dpn.
Gauge: 3 sts = 1"
Yarn: Bulky weight (I used my own hand spun plied)
Measurements: 20 (22)" circumference
C.O. 6o (66) sts
K in k2, p2 ribbing in the round for 3 (3.5)".
See how insanely easy that is?!
This honestly will take a half an hour to make. It's great for road trips, a nice change from intense knitting projects, a quick gift, or something simple to make using up small amounts of leftover yarn. I used my own hand spun yarn to make this beauty up. I'm itching to make more.