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Rodelphia
« Reply #10 on: March 28, 2012 07:08:37 PM »

its really versatile. i've spun some sock weight on it, and i'm working on doing something a little thicker now, nice chunky yarn.  Cheesy
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« Reply #11 on: April 14, 2012 03:52:30 PM »

Question to anyone that's made one of these:

Do you think it would be okay for a beginner to start on?

I've never used a spinning wheel at all before and to be honest, how to make spin on one completely escapes me for some reason. Even when watching videos I'm just like "Uh... what?". I feel like I have to have it right in front of me to be able to comprehend what's going on. haha

Would it be easier for me to understand how they work with a more traditional wheel, or do you think this would be okay to learn on?
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« Reply #12 on: April 14, 2012 04:25:13 PM »

i've never used a real wheel before, but i've been using a drop spindle for a little while so it wasn't too hard to figure it out. for me, all i needed to do was to watch a couple videos on youtube of people using Great/Walking Wheels to get it. after that it just takes a little practice. the biggest thing is that if you hold your wool at a 45 degree angle to the knitting needle you'll put the twist into your wool, and holding the wool at a 90 degree angle will wind the yarn onto the needle. hope that helps! Cheesy
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