Sunday, February 5, 2012

Sugared Beets

The Fat Cat Knits December spin along color was "Sugared Beets." I spun Mixed Blue-Faced Leicester, which means the base fiber had different shades of brown and cream, lending a rich color variation to the dyed fiber.
Fat Cat Knits - Mixed BFL - Sugared Beets

Fat Cat Knits - Mixed BFL - Sugared Beets - Plied

I ended up with about 220 yards of worsted weight. BFL is "known" for not giving a lot of yardage... It wasn't quite enough to make a pair of socks, and so I used some other leftovers for the toes and heels, and the top of the rib on one sock. I used up every inch of the handspun.

Sugared Beets Socks

Sugared Beets Socks2

Happy Knitting,
Lisa Kay

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