I love the way the simple chevron pattern in this ear warmer looks like feathers. Since I was inspired by a parrot's colors when I dyed this wool, the name Feathers for Birbs just seemed to make sense. This pattern includes instructions to swatch and know if you have enough hand spun yarn to knit in gauge and complete the project. This simple formula can be applied to other patterns as well making this pattern a go-to quick reference for future knitting with hand spun yarn!
Hand Spun Yarn Details:
DK to bulky handspun (11 - 8 WPI)
Approximately 90 - 110 yards
Needles and Notions:
US 8/5mm or size needed for gauge
Stitch marker, optional
Exact gauge is not important as long as you start with a reasonable width for an ear warmer and have enough yarn to complete the project. To see if you have enough yarn follow the steps in the pattern.