I have been knitting for about 50 years, and spinning for about 4 years, but not regularly. I decided to knit a shawl and ordered “lace weight” wool, silk yarn blend. Well, it’s much more aggravating than I thought to knit with a yarn that’s about the thickness of #10 crochet thread. I have lots of mohair, merino, llama carded fleece. I was thinking that maybe I could either do a sort of core spinning and spin the lace weight, but not so thin by added the fleece to thicken it. Or, as another option, spin a thin yarn and then ply with the lace weight yarn.
I would like to know from experienced spinners which option they would recommend, if either, or maybe something else to try. I hate to waste the purchased lace weight yarn, but I don’t have the patience or inclination to keep trying to use the lace wt to knit a shawl. I could wear out the yarn just knitting and frogging it out, not to mention fraying my nerves as well. I would appreciate any ideas that you might have and thanks for your help.