Friday, May 20, 2016

FO Friday: Secret Squirrel

Today is my friend/colleague/mentor's birthday, so I can finally share this FO project! I knit Ysolda Teague's Nathaniel pattern using some of my handspun yarn from Louet's Dorper top.
The fiber itself has a in interesting story, because Dorper sheep aren't typically known for their fiber when it comes to making yarn; they are considered a "hair" breed, which means that they don't really produce wool. However, this fiber comes from a flock of Dorper that has been specially bred to create a spinnable fiber with a long staple length (you can read more about that here on Louet's blog). I'm pretty sure I spun this yarn during last year's Tour de Fleece, and I enjoyed knitting with it as much as I did spinning with it!

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