Monday, January 20, 2014

A plying primer

Three Waters Farm handspun

This is 2 different braids from Three Waters Farm. One is mixed BFL/silk and the other is polwarth/silk. This overly large skein is 560yds/196g of 2ply worsted weight. the singles were spun longdraw from the fold. it's been awhile but i'm pretty sure I just soaked it to finish.

Three Waters Farm handspun

I spun the singles on my rose and used the minispinner for plying. The yarn is fairly underplied b/c it took me awhile to get a feel for how much plying twist to add. next time i will go faster and add a great deal more. this skein is also only about 7 ounces. there was absolutely no way i was going to fit all 8 ounces onto my woolee winder bobbin. supposedly you can fit 8-10 ounces on a bobbin but not at a worsted or thicker weight, apparently. i was fairly disappointed by this, but i became less so while skeining. it's ginormous and difficult to manage at this size (no clue how i'm going to wind it--i'll probably have to break it into 2 or do it by hand). next time i will definitely split 8oz into 2 skeins.

Three Waters Farm handspun

I'm glad I'm keeping this one in my own stash. i can't wait to see how it knits up. i'm hoping it'll be harmonious and pretty and not yarn barfy. it's taking me awhile to get used to the minispinner but i think my next handspun will be better.

2 comments:

  1. I think that a slip-stitch pattern would really show off the yarn, if you wanted to knit something up.

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  2. That yarn looks fabulous, and super-squooshy. I am so looking forward to seeing what you make with it - it would be awesome as a really big cowl, or striped with a solid in a sweater.

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