Autumn Pop Cowl
A super fun cowl! This cowl features a commerical yarn that I hand dyed in a shade of purple. The commerical yarn is 70% Merino, 20% Alpaca, 10% Silk. This cowl also features handspun art yarn! The art yarn I spun using US Grown Merino wool, US Grown Alpaca, and US Grown Kid Mohair locks.
The cowl is 7.5 inches high and 23 inches long!
My Soft rating: 4/5
This is the process to make this cowl:
Wash Fleece to get rid of Lanolin and Suint( sheep sweat!). Washing requires using extremely hot water and a special soap. It takes 3 washes and 2 rinses to get the fleece nice and clean! You have to be gentle too while washing else felting can occur!
Next I dyed the fiber in shades of red, orange, purple, and turquoise.
I then carded the fiber on my drum carder.
Then I spin the fiber on my Louet s10 spinning wheel.
Lastly I knit the cowl!
I do not use a knitting machine. I use my circular needles!