Several months ago I approached a friend of mine about sponsoring my blog. I suggested that she allow me the pleasure of testing out some of her hand plucked and home spun angora yarn in order to review it on my blog. She agreed and gave me this: a skein of angora yarn from one black bunny and one white bunny.
The wheels started working immediately in my head. What do I with one skein of this luxurious yarn? I spent many hours on raverly trying to find the perfect pattern that would show off the yarn. In the end I decided to just wing it and I cast on for a loose cowl.
I didn't know what to expect. I've never used angora yarn or hand spun fibers. I cast on several stitches and began. The first thing I noticed was how soft it was. It was knitting with a finely spun cloud. I tried my best to savor every stitch (since I only had the one skein) as I worked my way through the ball. The skein I received had thick spot and thin spots, but knit up uniformly over all. I'm not sure if it was intentional, but the yarn almost self stripes. The results are quite stunning.
One of these skeins would make a great Christmas present! If you would like a skein you can click the link on the left for her email address.
Next week I will post a pattern on how to make your own simple cowl from a single skein of yarn.
Take a moment and get to know Jessica from this interview: Sponsor Interview: Agape Angoras