First yarn for 2017

skein of white yarn
January 1st, 2017 Yarn

Bleak Hall Sea Island White cotton yarn.  Yay!  It’s a three ply thick fingering weight, haven’t a clue how many yards are in the skein nor how much the skein weighs.  It’s a soft and almost silky feeling yarn, not sure what I’ll make with it yet.  Cotton yarn doesn’t have much elasticity to it, so something that drapes instead of clings would be best.

The yarn in the back of the picture was a test skein made with Navajo ply.  That essentially creates a three ply yarn, but the lack of stretch in the cotton made the Navajo ply a bit tricky.  A true three ply was easier to do with this fiber.

Now I just have to wait for the plant to grow more bolls.  Fortunately Sea Island cotton seems to be a perennial cotton and just keeps making more cotton all the time after it gets started.  Of course, we’re in the dead of winter right now so there’s a little less sun light so the bolls are slowing down.  But, this is Hawaii, so there’s not all that much difference between daylight hours or temperatures throughout the year.