Sheep to Sweater Sunday n° 191 : While I’m at it …

Sheep to Sweater Sunday n° 191 : While I’m at it …

De la Toison au Tricot n° 191 : Pendant que j’y suis … After having plied so many bobbins of wool to make a cabled yarn, I said to myself, “why stop there? While I’m at it, I need to think about all the other bobbins of wool that are waiting for me.” Basically,...
Sheep to Sweater Sunday n° 190 : Let the Plying Begin !

Sheep to Sweater Sunday n° 190 : Let the Plying Begin !

De la Toison au Tricot n° 190 : Que le retordage commence ! 16 bobbins of spun wool are waiting for me. J’ai 16 bobines de laine filée qui m’attendent. 16 bobbins - 16 bobines I want  to use them to create a cabled yarn. In other words a four-ply yarn.  But it’s...
Sheep to Sweater Sunday n° 189 : Getting Ready to Ply

Sheep to Sweater Sunday n° 189 : Getting Ready to Ply

De la Toison au Tricot n° 189 : S’apprêter à Retordre It must be said that it isn’t always easy to find the “perfect” yarn to ply with a multi-color fiber blend. As for me, I have a marked preference for a yarn that is more or less neutral that can bring everything...
Sheep to Sweater Sunday n° 161 : Cabled Yarn

Sheep to Sweater Sunday n° 161 : Cabled Yarn

De la Toison au Tricot n° 161 : Un fil « câblé » A couple of years ago, I came up with the idea of spinning a 2-ply yarn : One ply was black Ouessant wool and the other ply was a jewel-toned silk. I have to admit, that after plying the two together, I was rather...
Here’s what we end up with after plying ….

Here’s what we end up with after plying ….

Ce que ça donne après avoir été retordu … Here’s the skein of wool that I spun using the spinning technique known as spinning from the lock. Voilà l’écheveau de laine que j’ai filé utilisant une technique de filage à partir de la mèche. Praline375 meters /...