Handspun Swaledale Wool Coaster

Last April, I spun Swaledale wool for the first time and after weaving a table runner with most of the yarn, I put the remaining bit away until this week. I knew I would have to make home decor or the like out of this breed because of the high micron count (and super high amount of kemp), so I decided on an oversized crochet coaster for the remaining yarn.

I used a free crochet pattern “The Iris” which can be found HERE. I used the picot edging option.

On a spinning note: Other than a large amount of kemp in the Swaledale wool that I spun, I really enjoyed spinning this breed.

Swaledale ewe and lamb (photo: Wikimedia Commons)

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