Sunday, February 10, 2013

Angora Rabbit Wool Shawl

This is 100% English Angora Hand Spun Yarn being wound onto a Kromski knitty-nod. When its finished being wound I tie it in the center of each group of strands and proceed to wash/process it into a skein of workable yarn. Working with full English Angora fiber is a little bit diffrent from using half English Angora mized with another fiber- for one thing it is much softer, and your hands sweat like crazy when you get the spinning wheel going. My daughter wound this for me, because after doing several spools your arms start to get tired.

This is an older spool of yarn, not the pure white that I've been making, that is half full. A full spool has anywhere from fifty to two hundred yards of yarn on it, depending on the thickness.
 

This is my spinning corner, I put pieces I am working on, along with skeins of yarn, my empty spools, and other spinning supplies here. The shelf was made by a dear family friend to help me display my samples of my yarns instead of keeping the all the finished products in a bin.
 
This is a close up, to give you a better view of my skeins and my spools. The piece on the left is a finished shawl that I have shown here previously.
 
This is the shawl that I'm knitting out of the Pure English Angora yarn. As you can see, it is very fine yarn, close to the ply of a fingering yarn- I wanted the yarn to be thinner as this is a lace pattern for my daughter, who likes delicate things.
 
This is as far as I've ogtten with this shawl- it has the main body, and the edging on the left and right sides. I'm still debating what kind of pattern I want to use as edging for the bottom of the shawl.

3 comments:

  1. When you investigate vintage and antique samples, most of the expensive ones were those worn by royalty during the Victorian era.
    Wool Shawl

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  2. Attractive post, Useful & I love it. Thanks.

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