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Spin-Off, Fall 1995 Digital Edition

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Spin yourself a good pair of socks! This issue takes a look at spinning yarns for socks. Learn the importance of good socks, see how to use leftover yarn to create unique features on socks, plus get some patterns and inspiration to spin and knit socks of your own.


Learn what all the buzz is about with electric spinners. Decide is an electric spinner is right for you and check out some of the pros to these spinning wheels. Plus, Connie Delaney and Thomas H. Lavallee give instructions on how to build your own electric spinner.


Try your hand at spinning synthetic fibers. Get an update on synthetic fibers and learn tricks for spinning and dyeing them. Plus, Jane Fournier takes a closer look at Wensleydale. Ginny Norris gives tips for knitting with handspun yarns. Muriel Nesbitt discusses how she created a diz from items in her garage. Projects in this issue include a mother-of-pearl hat, two blankets, a shawl, a merino scarf, and more.


In every issue, you will be amazed at the amount of information packed into these pages:

  • 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.
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Spin-Off Fall 1995 Digital Edition