Koi Pond

I finished my Koi Pond spin over the weekend, but it took ages and ages for it to dry!

As a review, the fiber is from The Dyeing Arts, the fiber content 60% polwarth, 40% silk. I spun it as a 3 ply, with one single going the “wrong” direction in order to create an opposing ply yarn. I put the “wrong” single in the middle of my lazy kate so I wouldn’t have trouble remembering which it was, and got to plying.

Plying with one opposing single is a little bit different, as nothing wants to line up as smoothly as I am accustomed to. Adding additional twist to that opposing ply single makes it slightly shorter, enough that the two regular singles then want to bunch up, so it’s a constant adjustment. But it turned out just fine!

I ended up with 800 yards of 3 ply yarn.

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It’s quite a lot! I did try to get a quick shot of what happens to the yarn, but I am not sure it came out that well. When not stretched into a hank, it’s pretty alive, as the yarn tries to pull back in on itself, that opposing ply being so full of energy.

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It was great to work through another one of the yarns in Spinner’s Book of Yarn Designs!

Once I was finished with the singles that were spun the “wrong” direction, I had a good amount of leftover singles, and I made them into a small two ply skein.

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There’s just 120 yards of this one, but I love it! It goes just as I want it to! So now I have to search patterns for lace projects that take very little yarn. Any ideas?

 

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