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« on: May 10, 2007 09:44:13 PM »

So I know how to set the twist in animal fibers, and have no problem with that. But! I want to ply some wool with cotton crochet thread. Do I need to do anything different to set the twist?

Same for other threads, I suppose. Like the invisible nylon threads and the such. Do I need to use hotter water?
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« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2007 04:59:21 AM »

considering the thread you're using is already spun and balanced, I dont imagine you have to do anything different. Its not like you have to set the twist of the thread, just the wool. So set the wool like you normally would and see how it goes Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2007 04:26:20 PM »

I've been wondering about that too. I love the look of yarn plied with thread but it seems like it would just unwind off the yarn... I am going to give it a try soon though Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2007 04:35:43 PM »

its like lionbrand homespun. if you let it unravel, it will. If you set the twist, itll be better, not its not just doing to unravel like crazy if you let it go because the yarn twists onto the thread and makes it look like a boucle yarn
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