SpinPossible: 2 into 1 Singles
Ever wondered how yarn manufacturers get those stable, balanced, bulky singles that everyone loves to knit with? Here's the secret: those yarns are often not really singles. Using a low-twist 2-into-1 technique you can get a stable, balanced yarn that looks and behaves like a singles yarn.
This session will discuss spinning and plying 2-into-1 singles; how to add loft to your singles by spinning from fauxlags or from the fold; and how to ply and finish your yarn for that perfect, lofty, soft and fun knitting yarn.
Instructor: Michael Kelson
Required Skills: Successful students will have a good working relationship with their spinning wheels, be able to spin a consistent single, and have some experience plying and finishing yarn.
Supplies Student Should Bring to Class: A spinning wheel in good working condition with extra bobbins, notebook, lazy kate (if you have one). Bring any tools you might like to use (hand cards, mini-combs) and any fiber you would like to practice with.
Supplies Provided by Instructor: Students will receive several different tops including Merino and a Merino/Silk blend to practice the various singled techniques in this class.
Day/Time: Sunday, Oct. 21, 9:00 to 12:00
Sale Price: $67 (includes $12 materials fee) - for registration received no later than August 31.
Regular Price: $77 (includes $12 materials fee) - for registration received Sept. 1 or later.