Big Knits and Roving

Posted by Caroline Hershey

Knit Roving?

 You bet! Ann brought her BigKnit needles (these are size 50!) and roving from her own sheep. Just the size of the needles made it awkward at first but after finding the position that worked for holding them, we knit some rows. Of course everyone was yukking it up over my struggles and June delighted in fetching her camera to knitknightbigknit2record the moment. Thanks June! Back to the technique which is definitely workable in spite of the humor the giant needles inspire – the BigKnit book by Becca of BagSmith suggests wrapping the roving with a another yarn before knitting and it was the concensus of the group that this would have made it easier and the resulting piece a smoother knit. But definitely a possibility  for using up roving which delighted Ann who has a mountain of roving from her sheep, maybe they are Leicester LongWool. Ann, please forgive me if that is not right and I will correct it. Ann sells her fleeces and roving by the way if anyone is interested.

















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