In Which the Pirate Starts a Yarn.

When I saw this Corriedale from EthnicityGoddess I couldn’t resist buying it. It’s a six ounce braid, so I thought I’d try spinning a three-ply yarn. I split the fibre into six equal parts, hopefully to end up with two equal skeins of yarn. Here is the first of the six bobbins. Given the overtwistiness of the last yarn I spun, and given that a three-ply yarn needs less twist in the singles than a two-ply, I’m trying to be conscious of giving this one a little bit less. I’m checking it constantly both against my control card (32 WPI) and with plyback tests to get the best consistency I can.

This stuff drafts like a dream. It’s smooth and doesn’t snag or tangle at all, and I’m really glad that I gave in to temptation and bought it.

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