100 Days of Spinning – Day 97

Today was devoted to finding the right combination of spinning twist and plying twist to get a balanced merino. I’m finally there.

One thing that happened: I’m pretty much up to “normal” speed with spinning, and I noticed I was getting too much twist on the 12:1 ratio I’ve been using. So I backed off to 10:1 and that was better. Then I plied those two mini-singles at 10:1 with 8 treadles. That plied skein just came out of the soak and it is looking good. I will still swatch with it but I am happy about finding the balance.

Tomorrow: the 3-ply sample.


TBA balanced skein

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