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Pattern Ideas for Handspun

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    Pattern Ideas for Handspun

    What patterns have caught your eye that you think would be an excellent use of your handspun yarns? What are your go-to patterns from past projects? Some of us are new to spinning and need to broaden our repertoire and vision of items that make handspun yarn shine. Please, if you are posting pictures, only post pictures of your own items. You can post a link to a pattern site or just the name of a specific pattern so we can search it ourselves.
    The best time to wear a striped sweater is all the time. -SpongeBob SquarePants

    #2
    I am looking at vest patterns for my latest SDF spinning. I'm looking at the Buttonbox vest from Knitty and the Barnstaple Vest from KnitPicks. I have the newest Ganseys book from KP that I haven't knit from yet.
    The best time to wear a striped sweater is all the time. -SpongeBob SquarePants

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      #3
      I have made a sweater from my handspun, I used the Ann Budd sweater book to do so.
      Linda
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      "All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost.
      The Old that is strong does not wither, Deep roots are not reached by the frost" JRR Tolkien

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      • Sommerfugl
        Sommerfugl
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        One of The Knitter's Handy Books of Sweater Patterns? I own both of those. they are the most useful books I have.

      #4
      I wanna try these; https://knitty.com/ISSUEw20/PATThand...TThandspan.php not for my spin-de fleece yarn though, I'm thinking maybe a lace shawl for that.

      I like stranded color work with handspun.

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      I also have a pair of felted mittens made with this yarn, that I don't seem to have a picture of yet.
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      I have yet to make a handspun sweater.

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      • PurlgirlButtons
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        I'm working on a sweater that is specifically designed to use up a bunch of different skeins by blending them. Look up the Less is More cardigan by Amy King on Knitty.com

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        Carlota
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        Carlota
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        Hee....I have a long-term blanket of all my white and grey spun yarn....several years of working on this blanket very very slowly. So I suppose that one more long-term project won't hurt!

        I actually stumbled on a project on the current Knitty that is designed for any gauge--so may try that.

      • Carlota
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        PurlgirlButtons
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        PurlgirlButtons thanks for the pattern idea - I had wondered if there was sort of a formula for the introduction of colors and so I see that it is a great way to combine some various shorter spins. I would want long sleeves and therefore would save some of each color for the sleeves, in proportion to the number of stitches.

      #5
      Sommerfugl
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      Sommerfugl Yes, a top down pattern Here is a picture. I imposed a colorwork pattern onto the raglan pattern to use up lots of small amounts of spin.

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      Linda
      2022 Stasbusting week ending 8/6 WTD = +24 YTD = -580
      2021 Stash busted +194
      2020 Stash busted +160
      Book Challenge 2022 25, 4nf



      "All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost.
      The Old that is strong does not wither, Deep roots are not reached by the frost" JRR Tolkien

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