On the spindle - Shiny Blue BFL sock blend

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I've begun carding and spinning the roving I dyed. My plans are to spin up a cabled 4-ply sock yarn, all shiny and blue and soft and gorgeous.
And it is, if I do say so myself.

Bluefaced Leicester bamboo and nylon sock yarn handspun on a drop spindle blue turquoise hand dyed

I've spun and plied a small sample, and it will ply up to a heavyish sport weight, which is a little heavy but okay. It should knit up well on size 2 1/2 or 3. The 4-ply makes a good round yarn, which would be good for cables, but I'm not sure what exactly I'll make from it. I'll have a little over 4 ounces, so plenty for a pair of socks if I spin it all up.

The bamboo and nylon in it make is so slick and so shiny. It has an almost iridescent, two-tone color because the bamboo shines blue and the wool is more turquoise.

Spindle spun handspun yarn in the sun reflecting the shine of the royal blue bamboo fiber

I'm very excited about it. It's a big spinning project (normally I do 2-ply yarns! this is twice the amount of spinning) but I think it will turn out very rewarding.

Drop Spindle with blue turquoise hand carded bfl wool nylon bamboo blend handspun yarn

It's beautiful fiber, very shiny and slippery. It's less than 50% wool, but I'm hoping it will be springy enough to make good socks. After I've spun it, I might decide to use it for something else, but it would make some very comfy socks indeed, if a little thicker than I'm used to.



  1. You are right, the blend of the fibers is really making a lovely singles. I can't wait to see the finished yarn after plying and the subsequent project

  2. Wow, it's GOR-G-Eous!!! Love it so much:) Please show us what you end up making:)

  3. Oh nice! This is a great hobby! If only I knew how to knit! Tsk!


  4. Really beautiful! I got to try spinning once. It was fun!