Mollusc Wensleydale

mollusc wensleydale

My goal was a manos-like fairly low-twist single. I didn’t quite get that, but close enough. I started out spinning from the fold but didn’t like how thin I was making it, so I switched to spinning it long-draw. I’m still having some issues making myself treadle slower than I draft.

There was also a brief fight between Lenny the Lendrum and I while spinning this. We persevered.

mollusc single

Mollusc, hello yarn fiber club august
Single, thick and thin
~131 yd / 120 m
~11 WPI
Spun on Lendrum DT folding
6:1 ratio

mollusc single

[still need a damn skeinwinder and/or larger niddy-noddy. This is getting embarrassing.]

5 Comments so far

  1. stacey on September 20th, 2007

    that is so pretty! looks like winter with the blues, whites and browns…

  2. Sara on September 20th, 2007

    ooh, very cool colors. the one time i tried spinning wensleydale, i couldn’t get over how hairy it was. now i have 2 skeins of bulky that i don’t know what to do with.

  3. Kristine on September 21st, 2007

    Very pretty yarn. I am also a part of the Hello Yarn Fiber Club and quite envious of what you have created. Thank you for sharing.

  4. Liz on September 21st, 2007

    I really love those colors!

  5. Teyani on September 23rd, 2007

    that’s a wonderful skein of yarn – my fingers would be intching to knit up an incredible scarf with it right away!