Autumnrose

Autumn Rose Handspun Yarn

Washington, United States · 2420 Sales

Autumnrose

Autumn Rose Handspun Yarn

Washington, United States 2420 Sales On Etsy since 2007

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Handspun Yarn for the Joy of Creating

Years ago when I learned to spin I dreamed of selling my handspun yarn and being able to spin all the time. When I discovered etsy I was so happy to find lots of exciting new fibers for spinning, and saw that people actually sold handspun yarn! My dream came true and I have been selling hand spun yarn on etsy for several years now.

I dye, blend and spin wool and other natural fibers into yarn as a way to experiment with color and texture. I love to sit and spin and see what happens as the colors twist together, knitting with the yarn is another adventure, one is never certain just how the finished item will look! I go through spells of saving much of the yarn for myself to knit and then deciding to clear off my shelves and list most of it to sell.

Sometimes my yarn is designed in coordinating skeins and other yarns are experiments to see what happens if.... I am not a production spinner, and enjoy experimenting with different colors and techniques rather than producing large quantities of repeatable colorways.

I dye and spin for the joy of creating and love sharing with others who enjoy creating with fiber.

Tips for knitting scarves with hand spun art yarn -

Knit a swatch using the needles and yarn you wish to use, cast on about 12 stitches and knit in the pattern you desire for at least 3 inches.

Measure how many stitches per inch there are in your sample swatch.

Decide how long you want the scarf or shawl to be, then multiply the number of stitches per inch by the length. For example, if you have 2 stitches per inch and you want the scarf to be 60 inches long you would cast on 120 stitches. (60 x 2 = 120)

The scarves and shawls in my store are knit the long way on large needles, size 17-19 for most, knitting all rows which creates the textured look, also known as garter stitch.

The items I knit are not free form, I do calculate the size and stitches for each one. But because every skein of art yarn is different, every shawl or scarf is different so they are not repeatable. If I wrote patterns to sell people would expect the finished item to look like the one pictured, that is not possible with one of a kind yarns.

Hope the directions above with help you calculate the stitches you need for the size you desire!

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Last updated on June 27, 2015
Welcome! I specialize in one of a kind handspun yarn, some from prepared wool top or roving and some from hand processed, locally grown wool and alpaca. I am not a production spinner, and enjoy experimenting with different colors and techniques rather than producing large quantities of repeatable colorways.

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Shipping
Shipping is by first class or priority mail. Purchases are shipped within 3 business days from receiving payment.
Refunds and Exchanges
If for some reason you are not happy with your purchase, please contact me about returns within 10 days. Yarn is returnable only if it is unused and in in the same condition it was received.
Additional policies and FAQs
Because I can spin only limited quantities of yarn I do not offer discounts or wholesale pricing.

Handspinning is a way for me to experiment with color and texture. I enjoy sharing my handspun yarn with others, but prefer not to take custom orders.