Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Ile de France Sweater

It has been a little while, but here it is:
The Ile de France sweater.
Ile de France sweater.
Almost finished-just the buttons left to put on. My least favourite part is just attaching buttons. It's been sitting for three weeks just waiting for buttons. I promise I will do it today.


The design, Ribbed Cardigan, is by Carol Feller. stolenstitches.com

Chain plied.
Dyes: Yellow is osage orange, alum mordant. Violet is acid dyed. Green is acid dyed with some woad dyed wool added.

Other previously dyed fibres were added on the blending board too.



P.S. I have a cardigan, years old, that has never had buttons put on. I know, unforgivable.

Update: I actually sewed the buttons on and wore it to the Woodstock Fleece Festival Oct 15, 2016.

Also I thought it would would be good to see more about the fibre that made this sweater on the same post. So here are some pics of the yarn construction.
Blended batts, separate colours

My workstation

Making the rolags

CPW used

Plied fibre

Finished yarn


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