Easy Knitting Patterns for Beginning Spinners eBook
Spin-Off Presents: Easy Knitting Patterns for Beginning Spinners
Once you master the basics of drafting and plying (and treadling, for wheel users), you're eager to keep going. But what should you try next? And what can you do with all the yarn you've produced? The five projects in this e-book refine basic spinning skills, offer creative ways to use up small skeins, and ease you in to more advanced techniques.
Learning to make the yarn you want lifts you from a beginner level to the intermediate category. When you start trying to turn fiber into yarn, you're probably delighted if that yarn merely holds together; overtwisting, underplying, and other rookie characteristics matter less. But as you advance, you will want to spin (or replicate) a particular yarn. These 5 projects require small amounts of yarn-1.5 to 6 ounces total-so you can try out a luxury fiber with your spindle or wheel. Practice spinning singles and plying to yield a particular wpi. Dye some fiber and create blobs of color in your yarn with the Tricera Tops Hat. Play with drumcarded batts in the Ladies' Cycling Mitts, or ply your handspun with a commercial yarn for the Lyme Regis Scarf. Try out some fiber prep techniques and full your finished items with the Polwarth Socks.
Any of these projects will start you on the path to making the yarn you want. Complete all of them, and you'll have many more tools in your spinning kit.
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