Friday, November 16, 2012

Hand spun yarn.

You guys...I made yarn!
I still can't wrap my mind around the fact that you can take fluff and twist it into yarn. Amazing.

I am so excited about this...can you tell? :)

I tried Andean plying to make my practice single into a two-ply. I used this video, but I couldn't really see how she was wrapping the yarn around her hand, so this diagram helped a lot.

Here's my yarn compared to some hand-spun I bought recently at the Ferrum festival.

It's very inconsistent, as you can see. {What do they call yarn that is uneven on purpose? Art yarn? Novelty yarn? Yeah, that's definitely the look I was going for here. :)} But I'm just thrilled that it basically looks like yarn. I know you can knit with singles, but I always think of yarn as at least two-ply.

This is just a tiny bit, not enough yards to make anything. But it's just for practice, so that's okay. I'm planning on treating it exactly like I would a larger amount of yarn, setting the twist and all.

Until next time,


  1. I don't knit but am a bit fiber obsessed. This looks great!

  2. Good for you! I have tried spinning a couple times, although I haven't gotten serious about it. Yet. I love making anything from just raw materials! :)


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