As I finish up my the last 4 oz of BFL (Blueface Leicester) that I’ve been spinning for the last month or so, I am looking ahead to what I will be spinning next and have decided to start my cardigan project. I’m quite please with my first 4 oz of BFL, I achieved a total of 210 yards in sport weight and hoping I will be able to do the same for what I’m plying at this moment.
Ever since I saw the Less is More cardigan that Amy King (Spunky Eclectic) designed and that my dearest friend Elseline completed, I knew that I had to do this project. The concept of Amy’s design is how to use up those 4 oz braids we all tend to purchase that is not quite enough for a garment and blend them together to create a colorful handspun cardigan. By using the color theory method, Amy chose fibers that would blend nicely together in color, spin well together and create depth. For more information on her concept, be sure to read her complete article on Knitty, Less Is More: Choosing Colors For A Sweater.
Now I do have a fiber stash, but I wanted this project to be done in specific colors, so I purchased my fiber for spinning (from a fellow Arizona spinner who was destashing) and love the color tones that I have decided upon. For this project I chose Funky Carolina fiber in Merino, with colors of purples, creams and greens that were similar or the same in the three braids.
I plan to start spinning this week and will be spinning along with Elseline, who is spinning for another project but will give me the encouragement and support to “spin on”.
Do you mix colors for projects?
Until next time, happy knitting, crocheting, spinning and crafting!