I can’t stop thinking about and trying different ways to corespin. I want it to be balanced and soft. I have a dream of knitting some sort of sweater out of corespun – loose and layer-y.
I’ve been researching different ways to corespin. I’ve found a bunch of different methods and haven’t tried them all yet, but I wil,l and will report back.
Here’s the one I tried this week and I really like the result – Coreless Corespinning.
With this technique you split off a small amount of your batt – about a pinkie finger’s thickness, and spin a single while you are corespinning. It’s brilliant.
I found a good video by Jazz Turtle Creations on You Tube – it starts at about 1:53.
Creating the core while I spun did two things for me, it kept the yarn really soft and lofty and I was able to get as close as I’ve ever come to a balanced yarn.
Here’s my yarn fresh and feisty:
Just off the bobbin
After a hot water soak:
After a hot bath
I didn’t dry this under any tension. I soaked it in hot water, squeezed it out and draped it on a chair outside to dry. Cool!
There are a couple of other techniques that I want to try and then the puzzle of knitting with corespun starts – loose, tight, what type of pattern, you know the rolling obsession part of being a spinner. Stay tuned.
Next Tuesday, to celebrate my kids going back to school I’m going to have a giveaway, and it’s a good one.