A couple of my Tour de Fleece spinning projects are sweater spins. This sounds very casual…a couple sweater spins…

I plied up some samples and did some swatching–

The sweaters have been marinating in my brain and sketchbook for awhile, and one of my favorite parts of a handspun/handknit/design project is the change in my sweater trajectory that happens while I’m spinning. Feel and yarn behavior sometimes point me in a completely different direction from my original concepts.

That was the case in one of my two sweater spins. The second…is, I hope, validation, for what will be a wearable and cozy go-to sweater.

Do you like to spin for sweaters? What’s your approach? If you don’t spin, would you ever commission a spinner to create your dream sweater yarn?







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