Homesteading In The Pacific Northwest

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Irish Oats

1 ounce natural oatmeal BFL
1/2 ounce tussah silk
1/4 ounce fawn alpaca
1/4 ounce dark chocolate alpaca
a pinch of copper bling

Run the ingredients through a drum carder, packing well.  For "Country Oats" run it through once; for "City Oats" run it through twice...

...doff ...

... and form into batts ...

...apply to a spinning wheel to form a 20 wpi single ...

Spin two bobbins and set them into a tensioned Lazy Kate ...

...and ply with 12 counts per pull ...

 Repeat above steps 5 times to form 300 yards of yarn.

Using size 10 needles, cast on 18 ... 
Rows 1 - 4: k18
Row 5: k4, p10, k4
Row: 6 k18
Repeat rows 5 and 6 until scarf measures about 6' long
Repeat Rows 1 - 4
Bind off



  1. In the batts it looks like my Nanny's hair. LOVE LOVE LOVE!

  2. Hey Lady, What happened to that great video post you posted yesterday? It's not showing up. Great video!!