Spin! Series 1 - no.1



Not a Spinner?

Recommended substitute yarn: Dream in Color Classy Worsted.


Document Details

This pattern is sold as a pdf download, file size 972k,
9 pages.


Price: US $6



100g dyed Blue Faced Leicester tops


Singles ratio: 8:1
Plying ratio: 11:1
Singles wpi: 24
Plied wpi: 11
Gauge: 5sts per inch on 4.5mm needles in stocking stitch
Yardage: 180m 2-ply yarn


Needles and Notions
4mm/40cm circular needle
4.5mm/60cm circular needle
4.5mm/80cm circular needle or set of double pointed needles
Stitch markers, cable needle, yarn needle.


Finished Size
Women’s medium, to fit head
circumference 21 to 23 inches.

One of the goals of a spinner is to achieve a smooth, consistent yarn
which can be used in regular knitting patterns. This tutorial contains many photographs and covers many of the problems and questions facing a new spinner, including avoiding or correcting lumps, tricks for smooth plying and finishing techniques for a soft, springy yarn.


The accompanying beret pattern uses only a small amount of worsted weight
yarn, and is just interesting enough to keep the knitter busy without distracting the eye from the character and beauty of the handspun yarn.


Photographs: Alisha Irish and Diane Mulholland




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