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Spin-Off, Fall 1991 Digital Edition

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This issue of Spin-Off is all about mittens! Knit, sew, crochet, and fleece-line mittens in all sort of patterns, colors, and fibers.  With Spin-Off Fall 1991, you'll have warm hands for the whole family. You can even make a scrubbing mitten for the bath!

Explore tips and techniques spinning dog down including gathering, washing, blending, dyeing, and spinning. It's "nearly as soft as Angora rabbit, and as beautiful as cashmere." Later, use your new fiber by designing and knitting a man's sweater vest.

Get a general overview of Fair Isle techniques with colorful handspun and instructions for knitting a child’s cardigan. Lastly, this issue features Part Two: Mohair for the Handspinner. Read about the process of evaluating, preparing, spinning, and finishing mohair with Kathryn Ross Chastant.

Other projects in this issue include a simple vest, woven jacket, and checkered scarf.

  • Be inspired by spinners from all over the world. In each issue, you’ll meet spinners with unique stories to tell.
  • Explore a variety of spinning techniques. Get an up-close look at piles of gorgeous handspun yarns and learn how to make them for yourself.
  • Test your spinning skills with projects that use your handspun yarns.
  • And so much more!

This issue was scanned from an original print issue.