2ply on the Fly, as in 2ply Yarn

Blogged under spinning by Tammy on Thursday 24 January 2013 at 4:30 pm

These small skeins are my first attempt at plying two single strands of yarn together, and they turned out okay. In fact, these now look like yarn I could actually use to make something with for a change. I’m still not spinning as consistently as I would like, but I do not have huge chunks of roving that ends up looking like dreadlocks.

Here is a close up of one of the better of the two skeins.



Fuzz is still a factor, but I’m going to assume that fuzz, like consistency, will improve as I improve my skill level.

4 Comments »

  1. Comment by Judy — January 24, 2013 @ 7:17 pm

    Do you have a real spinning wheel?

  2. Comment by Tammy — January 24, 2013 @ 8:44 pm

    No, I’m using a spindle, not a spinning wheel.

  3. Comment by Caroline — January 25, 2013 @ 8:43 pm

    You are doing really well! Thats designer yarn, and people pay a fortune for that in your LYS! Seriously!
    The fuzz might be because you have slightly felted it when you washed it. Also some breeds of sheep are worse for this than others and a few even felt as you handle the stuff, grrrrr! Particularly when you get into the exotic fibres like dog, cat, angora and some of the camelids. I think you have done a great job, and need a virtual hug and congratulations.
    Put this away in a drawer then you can use it to compare your yarns in a few months time to see how you have improved!

  4. Comment by Tammy — January 26, 2013 @ 9:25 am

    I know. I am one of those people. I bought some fancy “art” yarn a few years ago, not a lot, just enough to make a few hats. Thanks for the encouragement Caroline!

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