In The Spinning Mood…

//In The Spinning Mood…

In The Spinning Mood…

“To create is to live.” -Me

Last week, I suddenly had the irrepressible urge to spin something! I decided to do this cool 3-ply spinning technique and couldn’t wait to see if the colors matched up once plied!

So I dug this gorgeous wool/silk blend roving out from the bottom of my roving stash (one of many such stashes!):

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I then divided it into 3 “equal” parts, lengthwise:

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I spun each one onto its own separate bobbin:

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I ended up with 3 bobbins:

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And plied them all together:

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To make this 3-ply, worsted-weight yarn, that I adore:

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And I’m currently crocheting it into a super cool hand-spun scarf!! I’ll be posting the pattern once it’s done, along with lots of finished pictures!

I also spun up some more wool, some DOG FUR!, and some MILK FIBER! Yes, I’m practically yelling those words out because I’m so excited! More details to come!

Have a blessed day and spin away!

P.S. If you’ve never tried spinning, I highly recommend it. Check out my post on Zen Spinning to see why I love it so much. 🙂

P.S.S. In case you’re wondering, the colors do NOT match up perfectly, but blend and flow in and out and I LOVE IT! XOXOXO

By | 2017-09-04T14:05:30+00:00 January 19th, 2012|Hand-Spun Yarn|4 Comments

4 Comments

  1. Deborah January 19, 2012 at 10:27 pm - Reply

    Beautuful !!
    I was wondering if I could 3-ply, just the same as 2-ply 🙂
    I’m on a Spinning Staycation this week and am trying all sorts from my stash.

    Can’t wait see the scarf, how many yards would I need?

    Happy crocheting (and spinning).

    • admin January 19, 2012 at 10:41 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much! Yes, you can 3-ply as shown, and also via Navajo-plying which I normally do. That’s a great technique, which is essentially creating really huge crochet chains with your single, which turns it into a 3-ply.

      For the scarf, it’ll be using 2 different colors and yardage will depend upon exactly how long you make it, etc, but I’d say around 200 yards each color on average. 🙂

  2. ana January 19, 2012 at 11:39 pm - Reply

    this is so pretty! thanks for sharing, i wish i could’ve watched you spin, i find it mesmerizing. one day, one day i’ll try it myself 🙂

  3. Linda Knisley May 30, 2013 at 4:57 pm - Reply

    Chandi, I’m going to look at an antique spinning wheel this week – I don’t want to invest a huge amount of money until I determine whether I enjoy spinning as much as I enjoy knitting and crocheting. Wish me luck!!

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