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Long Thread Media

Spin-Off, Fall 1999 Digital Edition

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Learn how to measure fibers with Rita Buchanan. Read a Spinner Profile on Ann Klinect. Get a Turkish Supriz with Meghan Nuttall Sayres. Make silk ribbons with Mary Spanos. Make a sweater in which alpaca and flounder meet and work together. Get tips on spinning for knitting lace. Learn how to use spin and use crepe yarn for lovely garments. Fiber Basics dives into Bluefaced Leicester with Carol Rhoades.

Make the most of variegated yarns. Kerstin Nelson shares a valuable lesson about painted rovings. Make a topflappen vest. Cardweave a chatelaine. See variegated yarns and short row knitting work together for something beautiful. Learn stripe-reducing stitches for variegated yarns.

We're proud to share a few selected patterns from the Tops with a Twist contest. Try your hand at Carolyn Dee's Lace Hat and Lined Ski Band; Deborah McQueen Coder's Happy Rabbit Carrot Hat; and Glenna Dean's Bejeweled Gold and Silver Crown.

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.

Author/Designer: Spin Off Editors