It is now quite a few days since I finished Reyna but with the cold damp summer we have been having it was taking a while to dry. Today is a beautiful sunny day, its dry, so here’s my finished object post about it.
Reyna by Noora Backlund
Handspun baby camel and silk. Baby camel and tussah silk handdyed tops from Coastal Colours.
Pattern: Free pattern available on Ravelry
Yarn: Fibre cost £37 for 205g but not all of it has been used and I have some fibre and yarn remaining. It weighs 172g so I guess it cost ~£31. As I will use the remainder on another project (although some disappears during spinning).
Started – 30th June 2020
Finished – 1st August 2020
I really liked this pattern and I notice in Ravelry it has 12,709 projects, so it is clearly a popular pattern. It was easy to follow, I did mess up once and had to rip back but then I learned to notice the central spine and made a note of the left and right sides, and when knitting 2 together which side the yarn over stitch was on. After that I was fine and it pretty much whizzed along. Well just over a month to complete is whizzing for me.
I spun the fibre on my Ashford Traditional spinning wheel. I more purposefully spun sections of colour and then chain plied (aka Navajo ply) to keep the colours nicely separated so I didn’t get the muddy colours that I had last time. (Last time I spun a similar batt and knit Easy Goes It Shawl). I have gone on and on about what a joy this fibre is to spin and since then have spun another full top of it and have another in the wings.