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:
After a hot water soak:
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.
Jillian is the author of the best-selling spinning book Yarnitecture. She is the editor of Knittyspin and Developmental Editor for PLY and PLY Books. She kinda loves this spinning thing and wants everyone who spins to love it too, so she teaches and writes a lot. She knits, weaves, and stitches and tries to do as much of it as she can with handspun yarn. She's always cooking up all kinds of exciting and creative things combining fiber arts.
She likes her mysteries British, her walks woodsy, and to spend as much time as she can laughing.
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