Spun yarn Turned into Something – Project

Posted by on August 23, 2015 in Fiber, Projects, Yarns | 13 comments


I have found a new ‘favourite thing to make’ recently 🙂 And I think its a good one to answer the FAQ ‘what do you make with that yarn?’ Because its simple and quick and I reckon that if I can do it, anyone can!

For this design I use a fine spun, energized single. I choose to use energized rather than plied for a reason, even though it can be a little tricky to handle because of the twist. What happens when you knit a very fine spun single (and I don’t wash and set it either) is that the energy in it actually opens up the stitches creating a really neat lacey look. I used size 25 needles for this, so I think the bigger the better. It also creates a really wonderfully stretchy fabric when knitted, just great for a scarf/shawl!

I also use a heavy lockspun yarn, with as much texture as I can get in it.

So the simple part is the pattern! All I did was cast on one, then add one stitch at the beginning and end of each row. Basically I just keep knitting (garter stitch) till I use up all my single.

Then I take my giant crochet hook and crochet the lockspun with a single crochet stitch all along the long edge. I pretty much have three times the length of that edge in lockspun yarn which seemed to be adequate.

Thats it, simple! And quick, and I love wearing these 🙂  And now I am going to inundate you with photos of them!

shawl1 shawl2 shawlette-6 TwistShawl-2 TwistShawl-3 TwistShawl-6 TwistShawl-7



  1. This is beautiful, do you spin mohair or wool for these ?

    • The edging is lockspun mohair and the rest I think is a merino blend

  2. Fun, fun, fun!

  3. Wow. Gorgeous!

  4. The white one with the colored edging is a gorgeous contrast in colors. Sure dresses up the white!

  5. so lovely! the colours are gorgeous!

  6. Love it! I think I will try this too 🙂

  7. Nice, I will try that.

  8. I have loved these from the first time I saw one . They are just gorgeous.

  9. Perfect timing with all of the dying going on. That model of yours is a cutie!!

  10. I love them and I think I’m going to try. Thanks!

  11. Oh my goodness, that last one is beautiful! I want one! 😀

  12. Fun and funky!

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