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« Reply #30 on: July 19, 2010 02:24:44 PM »

OOOOOOOOOOOH! Good point! Totally missed that  Shocked Thanks for correcting!
I knew that part from twisting hair haha But thank you!  Do you know any websites for cheap roving?  Im just a beginner so I dont need the fancy expensive stuff yet.  Thanks!

paradise fibers is where I buy the majority of my roving. They have just about everything under the sun, fast shipping, and CHEAP. (plus discounts for bulk orders.) You can also search on Etsy. Some sellers have plain rovings by the ounce for pretty cheap. Smiley
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« Reply #31 on: July 21, 2010 02:43:43 PM »

OOOOOOOOOOOH! Good point! Totally missed that  Shocked Thanks for correcting!
I knew that part from twisting hair haha But thank you!  Do you know any websites for cheap roving?  Im just a beginner so I dont need the fancy expensive stuff yet.  Thanks!

paradise fibers is where I buy the majority of my roving. They have just about everything under the sun, fast shipping, and CHEAP. (plus discounts for bulk orders.) You can also search on Etsy. Some sellers have plain rovings by the ounce for pretty cheap. Smiley
How many ounces do you need for a decent amount of yarn?  I mean, I thought I was gonna get a fair amount of yarn last time I spun and I only got 60 feet!
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« Reply #32 on: July 21, 2010 04:23:10 PM »

OOOOOOOOOOOH! Good point! Totally missed that  Shocked Thanks for correcting!
I knew that part from twisting hair haha But thank you!  Do you know any websites for cheap roving?  Im just a beginner so I dont need the fancy expensive stuff yet.  Thanks!

paradise fibers is where I buy the majority of my roving. They have just about everything under the sun, fast shipping, and CHEAP. (plus discounts for bulk orders.) You can also search on Etsy. Some sellers have plain rovings by the ounce for pretty cheap. Smiley
How many ounces do you need for a decent amount of yarn?  I mean, I thought I was gonna get a fair amount of yarn last time I spun and I only got 60 feet!

It depends on how consistant you spin, ie not radically thick and thin, how you ply it, 2-3-4+ plies, and how many oz.  In the beginning when I started spinning, my first consistant singles netted me 165 yards in dk weight out of 4oz of merino/silk mix, the last batch I did of 4 oz of 100% merino, netted me 238 yards of two ply laceweight.  I'm in the middle of doing about 5.9 oz of thin laceweight singles, which will give me a lot more 2 ply laceweight yarn, not just because it's 1.9 oz more than the last but also because I'm spinning it even thinner than the last time. 
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« Reply #33 on: July 22, 2010 07:37:41 AM »



It depends on how consistant you spin, ie not radically thick and thin, how you ply it, 2-3-4+ plies, and how many oz.  In the beginning when I started spinning, my first consistant singles netted me 165 yards in dk weight out of 4oz of merino/silk mix, the last batch I did of 4 oz of 100% merino, netted me 238 yards of two ply laceweight.  I'm in the middle of doing about 5.9 oz of thin laceweight singles, which will give me a lot more 2 ply laceweight yarn, not just because it's 1.9 oz more than the last but also because I'm spinning it even thinner than the last time. 
Im still pretty inconsistent, but Im getting better.  I dont ply at all because I just havent learned that yet and want to be good at spinning first. Hmmm, so I think Id need 4 or 5 ounces.  Man, I have so many questions, but idk if this is the proper place for them haha
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« Reply #34 on: July 22, 2010 07:49:33 AM »

It's all about practice.  I've been spinning for only 6 months, and only recently moved past park and draft, which increased my consistancy.  As a wise woman once said, "The sheep always make more wool."  Practice practice practice lol.  I plied and then shy'd away from it for awhile because I felt I wasn't getting mileage from it, but I got over that and started plying again and I'm much happier at the results I'm getting.  I'm not getting enough to do any one project alone, but I can pair it up with something similar,kwim. 

I like working with 4 oz at least, just because it gives me room to learn, there's a lot of fiber in a 4 oz roving of wool.  But sometimes smaller incriments are nice too, because you can try out a new fiber before complete comitment and see how you like it.
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« Reply #35 on: July 22, 2010 07:57:23 AM »

I'm currently working on a pound of roving and hope to get a worsted weight out if it 2 plied... I'll let you know my yardage when I'm done!  But I still don't think it'll be enough for an adult sweater... Maybe a childs though....
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