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.
Wow, what a lovely grey. My MIL got me a drop-spindle and some fiber to try spinning, but I haven’t had the guts/time to try it yet. What method do you use? Any recommendations?
I spin on a Lendrum wheel. Singles were plied on a Minispinner.
I don’t know the difference between those techniques, but the yarn looks yummy 🙂
Gorgeous yarn! I love that you’re inclined to try something out before just “believing in the physics of it” – smart girl!
Wonderful results there.
Beautiful yarn. Great job!
this is my next try, I want to learn to spin
Looks cozy! Your spinning posts always make me want to spend more time spinning.
Thats the kind of results I’m looking for.
Nice experiment and we benefit. Thank you. Your yarn looks good.
looks luscious 🙂 ♥ ❤