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« on: August 20, 2007 12:19:52 PM »

so, i started a new spinning project (merino and silk) and decided to spin it thin, like a Dk with some slubs and fun throughout. As I spun i realized this would be PERFECT for a clapotis for my mom (i have enough roving to make the desired yardage and she would adore the color) Of course this would mean keeping it as singles. I have never done this and am afraid of it just disintegrating, especially where the slubs are. so i am toying with the idea of plying it with thread.
my question is:
is this a good idea and if so what kind of thread should i use?
or
can someone assure me that this will not just fall apart in the middle of my clapotis?

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« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2007 06:54:17 AM »

the singles should hold up without being plied. When you ply with thread its a good idea to overstwist the singles so they don't unravel when plying. I'd say go for it as a single.
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« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2007 08:51:45 AM »

I agree, the singles should be fine for the shawl.  You would need more twist to ply it with something....  Looks fantastic.
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« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2007 12:46:14 PM »

I am making (ANOTHER) clapotis, this time for my mum. *deep breath* i can keep it as singles. set the twist and it will be fine... okay

 For future reference: when plying with thread does it really cut down on the loft/softness of the yarn? I would hate to ply an awesome blend like this just to make it feel like hay.
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« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2007 01:39:46 PM »

Well the thread isn't soft so thats a factor. Also plying with thread is usually used for boucle yarn.
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