Tried a new experiment this week. I had a bunch of hand carded Corriedale left over from a previous spinning project. I decided to try spinning it worsted.
I know, I know. Why go to all that effort to card it by hand only to ruin it by spinning it the wrong way?
I don’t think I ruined it.
Right now a problem I have with my worsted spinning is keeping it from getting too dense. Sometimes a gal wants to knit a hat that won’t drown her if she falls into the lake.
I also wanted to see how spinning the same prepared fiber would behave with this other technique. Really see it, not just believe in the physics of it.
Here are my results.
Plump but not poofy three ply. Sturdy but not heavy. I wouldn’t knit socks with it. But a sweater would work. And in the aforementioned lake scenario I probably wouldn’t drown.