What a joy it was to knit the Lacy Baktus with the fractally spun yarn I created on my drop spindle. I enjoyed not only the knitting, but also the process of observing the handspun as it slipped past my fingers and became a stripey F.O. As I explained in Spinning for Stripes, plying the two halves of singles – one spun in short color repeats and one in long color repeats is what created this effect. I like the softness of the stripes, the gradual changes from one color to another, some barber poled and some solid.
The Falkland was wonderful to both spin and knit. Soft and long stapled, it was pretty forgiving for a beginning spindler and a joy to knit. Not quite as soft as merino, it still delivers a product that was fine for next to skin projects. My resultant Lacy Baktus definitely falls into the cuddly category.
Here’s to another successful F.O. for the gift box!