Friday, June 6, 2008

Knitted Wimple


In a previous post I mentioned a knitted wimple. This is what I was wearing when the llama snuzzled me.

I used the merino drum on my Pat Green drum carder and blended one part silver alpaca, 2 parts cream merino wool and 1 part bombyx silk. I spun a fine Z twist singles yarn at a 40 to 45 degree angle and 40 wraps per inch, plied it S twist at a 28 to 32 degree angle and 24 wraps per inch on my Ashford Traditional.

I knitted the body of the wimple plain and added the lace border. See the Alpace is Tops article by Priscilla Gibson-Roberts in the Fall 1990 issue of Knitter's Magazine.

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