Tag: navajo ply

Photo of chain-plied Kauni pencil roving

Spin the Rainbow

I can finally do an acceptable chain ply (aka navajo ply) without tying myself in knots as I become a human crochet hook. This Kauni pencil roving, gifted to me by a friend, became this chain ply: I got about 216 yards.  It’s probably worsted weight, but I never really know until I start knitting it up. This yarn is a bit… Read more →

Photo of a soft, fluffy pile of cormo pencil roving

Reflecting on My Summer Spinning Ramage

My summer of family fun was also filled with lots of spinning.  I was just in the mood for it and enjoying myself immensely. First up was “Frothy,” a delicious, pink blend of Cormo, Border Leicester, Coopworth, and silk from Fiber Trends that I finished plying in early June. “Frothy” called to me in the depths of winter and although… Read more →

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