Friday, October 08, 2010

Hand Made, Hand Spun

I have no desire to spin yarn, although I do have an appreciation of the handspun of others.  When there was a SpinSpanSpun trunk show at Knit 1 this summer, I knew that I wanted the treasure hank of Bluefaced Leicester hand spun to be a special sweater for Piccolo.  Who deserves it more?  The turtleneck, bands, and trim are knit in Dream in Color Classy, which makes this one of the few machine washable sweaters in her wardrobe.  I haven't found many machine wash yarns that I think will hold up to frequent wear and washings, which is why the yarns for Lucky Penny are mostly hand wash only.  The pattern for this sweater can be found in my book, Doggie Knits, Sweaters and Accessories for Your Best Friend.

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