I finished spinning the SkyWool! It started as the bounciest Merino top I’ve ever spun.
I spun it quite finely (spun S or clockwise), hoping for a fingering weight yarn. I wanted to make a 3-ply yarn, but I didn’t want to divide the roving in 3 pieces and risk wasting some of my fiber, so I spun the merino from end to end and then spun some natural coloured BFL to go with it. I plied from both ends of the merino, with the BFL as my 3rd ply (plied Z or counterclockwise). About 2/3 of the way through plying I ran out of BFL (I talked more about this here). Oops.
So I spun some more of the BFL and finished my plying. I wasn’t quite happy with how the yarn looked, though. You can see in the picture above how loose the plying is, and I desperately wanted a yarn as bouncy as the Merino Top was. So I decided to run it though my spinning wheel again to add more twist. I am so glad I did this because now I love how the yarn looks!
Technically the yarn is overplied: it tries to twist on itself when hanging, even after a wash. But I don’t care. I have 290 yds of beautiful blue fingering weight yarn!
I have no idea what to make with it.
8 thoughts on “SkyWool”
it looks great! I tend to like the looks of a slightly overplayed yarn myself. I think in the caking and knitting, you can untwist some of it, lol.
I usually ply my yarn with a lot less twist. I’m not sure if it’s balanced or underplied, so I’m really enjoying how tight the twist is in this yarn.
lol doesn’t matter what it’s called as long as you like it. And that yarn is pretty!
That is the most beautiful yarn I have seen in a long time! I wish I could reach through the screen and touch it.
Wow. Thank you! You just made my day.