Category: Spin

Spin : Firewing Pullover

Spin : Firewing Pullover

by Lori Law When I was thinking about designing the Firewing Pullover, I decided I wanted to do a ‘blazing’ sort of yoke that would show off hand-dyed hand-spun BFL, from rovings by FatCatKnits....

Berry Patch Socks: Spin the Yarn

ecause this very deep, rich colorway was dyed on SW wool, it retained sections of white throughout, so I decided that I wanted to spin a 3-ply yarn to minimize high-contrast barberpoling and help the sections that were much lighter than the dyed sections blend the colors together more evenly. […]

Spinster’s Corner – In Monet’s Garden

Colorful variegated rovings abound these days. Some are hand-painted by fiber artists. Others are produced in a variety of colorways by large yarn and fiber companies. Whatever the source, the modern spinner has access to a colorful array of fiber choices. Sometimes it is fun just to spin the roving and ply it on itself to see what happens. On the other hand, you may have a vision for the finished yarn or even for the finished project made from the yarn. In that case, a little bit of planning and a few tips about plying singles from variegated rovings help create a beautiful yarn that enhances for your project. […]

Windchaser Shawl : spin the yarn

This yarn has been sitting in my stash for quite a while, now, waiting for the right project. I am thrilled to finally have it knit up looking pretty. You may or may not recognize it from our header graphic here on Ennea Collective. […]

Refractive Socks : spin the yarn

I love progression dyed fiber. There’s something magical about splitting a combed top in half and combining it back together to get something almost, but not quite, what you had before in terms of color. […]