I was swatching to find out how many stitches I was getting with the 2-ply of the Charcoal merino, and the results after knitting the swatch were far from what I had imagined, liked, or hoped for!
Remember this was the fibre:
And this was the single I spun:
Now… this is the result after doing a 2-ply of 2 of those singles:
Not SO ugly, huh? Wait to see the knitted swatch. Here it is:
Really… I’m not kidding you. it is all bumpy and more for felting or the trash can, than for a sweater.
Now, I also swatched the single, and there, the world stopped spinning around me, and I was able to breath normally again:
So this is it… I think I will try to unply the full jumbo bobbin I have with the 2-ply, to get 2 singles again, then finish off spinning all the fibre, give it a good wash in Eucalan, and rethink the project I will be knitting it into.
Moral of the story: it was a good way to learn that not all pretty singles will look great as a 2-ply if you screw up at plying!