8.29.2011

Finishing Your Hand Spun Yarn

Are you ready to finish your hand spun yarn and get to the business of crocheting?
 You will need:
Your spindle full of plied yarn
Scissors
And a kitchen chair
 There are lots of ways to wind off your spindle into a skein. You could use a niddy-noddy, a skein winder, or the back of an ordinary kitchen chair. We're using the kitchen chair. So grab a chair and start winding. Cut four extra lengths of yarn 4 inches long to tie your skein.
  Tie the extra lengths loosely around the yarn in a figure eight at regular intervals. This will keep the yarn from becoming tangled.

Setting The Twist

Before wrapping the yarn into a skien you will need to set the twist to balance the yarn.
Remove the yarn from the back of the chair.
Soak the yarn in hot water with a mild detergent. Then soak in tepid water to rinse. Press out the water and hang to dry.

Once the yarn is dry "whack" it against the wall a couple times to give it some fluff.
I know this sound hilarious, but really it needs to be whacked!

Almost done...
With your thumbs grab two opposite ends of the skein and pull the yarn tight.
 Twist the yarn in opposite directions until the yarn is tightly twisted.
 Once the tension is loosened the twist will begin to wrap the yarn around itself.
 Slip one end of the yarn into the other at the open area by your thumb.
Then admire your new yarn and dream up what this amazing hand spun goodness will become!
Any ideas for this cotton candy twist?

5 comments:

  1. I think it would make a sweet little hat. Very pretty!

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  2. Yes, I think a baby hat or baby mittens! Thanks for all the tutorials! I learned a lot. xoRobin❤

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  3. HA! This is awesome. I always wondered how people got their home spun yarn into those cute perfect little curly spinny things!

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  4. How cool! Love the colors you chose! So talented ;-)

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  5. That is so cool, I cant wait to see what you make with it! Janette

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