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« on: April 09, 2006 10:38:29 AM »

ok, so i'm a complete newbie at this (i bought a drop spindle and roving yesterday), but i never, ever start with the easy let's-just-learn-the-basics stuff.  i'm just way too excited to start making my own yarns!  my roving is a rich purple, and because i am seven, i want to add fuchsia, blue, and holographic silver sulky thread to it.  i've seen a couple of posts where the thread was plied into the yarn after spinning, but then it's sorta a boucle, and i hate boucle yarns.  so, my question is, how do i add the thread whilst spinning without it getting swallowed inside the wool part?
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2006 06:47:40 AM »

The one time I did it, I just spun the wool first, and then plied it with the thread (I used Sulky holographic).  The thread is a bit loose in places (mainly where the wool was thicker and not twisted as much), but I figured once it's knitted and there's some tension on it, it'll be okay.  I think someone on here once mentioned they spun their thread before plying to add twist to it, but I've not tried it.

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Someone who works ar my LYS also told me to be careful when adding nylon thread or anything like that, because it can cut the fibers of the wool, but I would think that as long as you weren't psycho overspinning stuff, it would be okay.

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