Friday, January 1, 2016

Fiber Arts Friday: Tibetan Mastiff Scarf, part 3

I know it's hard to believe, but I have finished two scarves in two weeks.  Fortunately this one did not take more than two years to make.... a couple of afternoons to prepare the roving, two months to spin the yarn and three and half months to knit the scarf and a few days for blocking.


This project has been all about learning how Tibetan Mastiff fiber works.


This is 100% chiengora.  No blending with wool, silk, alpaca or anything else.  The yarn has a fabulous halo and is surprisingly soft.


I would say this fiber works more like wool than alpaca or cashmere.  It has bounce similar to the wools I've worked with, a drape similar to alpaca, but was not as slippery to spin as alpaca or cashmere.  It held the twist really well and was enjoyable to spin.


This yarn was blended from the undercoat of several gold dogs that belong to one of the breeders we work with.


Now to see how well it wears.  ;-)

Happy Fiber Arts Friday and Happy New Year!

6 comments:

Voie de Vie said...

Ok, that's just fan-freakin'-tastic! And if you coined the term "chiengora," hooray for that too. :)

Spinster Beth said...

Happy new year!!

Kathryn Ray said...

Ha. "Chiengora" is a widely recognized term. :)

Chrisknits b said...

It looks so soft! Just beautiful.

Andria said...

Cool! Errrr, warm! It looks so soft and cozy.

Cath said...

Your spinning has inspired me and your scarf is really beautiful.