I have had my Module Six yarn spun now for several weeks but hadn’t taken any photographs of it. I know….I was slow. It is a 2+ ply hand spun yarn of the 15.5 Micron Merino. Natural white with a 3rd ply if you want to call it that which is a silk thread with garnet seed pearls strung on it.
I have spun some beaded spirals in the course but was having troubles with the merino shrinking and fulling a bit in the setting process with the silk thread staying the same. The end result was that the thread hung loose with the beads on it and would get caught and break…. losing beads. This made the yarn super fragile. I wanted to make my usual go to yarn that is a medium weight 2 ply, mostly evenish.
I decided to spin the 2 singles a little bit finer and try for a much more even yarn with a tad bit more twist in the final plying to give it more strength than usual. I trapped the silk thread with the garnet seed beads on it in between the two merino plys to give it some added strength. I was going for a 2+ ply that was 2 plys for strength and softness, and 1 ply for bling and character.
I do not usually spin fine or even like this so this was rather outside my comfort zone. Probably not even in the room where my box was….that is was soooo far out my box. I am over the moon pleased with this yarn. I really like it. I spun the Mod 6 yarn in the morning and the Mod 7 yarn in the evening. They are two very different-night and day yarns even though spun from the same white 15.5 micron merino wool. Look for Mod 7 yarn coming soon.