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Spinning Angora Rabbit Fiber to Knit a Vintage 1960s Hat Pattern

I’ve always loved the look of mid-century vintage beret hats — especially the ones that have an angora halo. There's just something about that iconic angora halo that gives the hat such a romantic feel, and I love it! So, I decided to make one! For this project, I’ll be spinning angora rabbit fiber with merino wool to replicate a discontinued yarn and knit a vintage hat pattern from the 1960s. I walk through the process from carding, spinning, and dyeing the yarn, to knitting a beautiful beret with a classic angora halo.Read More

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Handspun Yarn for a Knitting Project and an Interview with Aroha Knits

When I saw photos of the cowl, I just knew it was a special piece. The Whiria Cowl was designed by the amazing Francoise, who is also the creator of Aroha Knits. I knew that I needed to dig deeper into the story behind this project, so I invited Francoise to chat with me about what this cowl means to her. Then I spun a specific yarn to knit this beautiful cowl.Read More

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How I Avoid Running Out of Yarn by Using Math

When I got close to the end of the Arboreal sweater project that I knit entirely out of handspun yarn, I knew It would be a close call. Would I run out of yarn? I didn't want to play yarn chicken with my handspun and I had already spun the entire bump of roving, so there was no way to get more yarn for this project. This is what I did to make sure I could finish my project without running out or having too much yarn leftover.Read More