I have been spinning and spinning art yarn on my new Ashford JUMBO Espinner since January. I wanted to create an Art Yarn Collection of colorways I dye myself and can duplicate close enough for mutiple skeins to work together while still keeping each skein its own unique self. Read more…
My Module Two Yarn was a bit slow in completion. I had a month of super heavy snow on almost a daily basis, sub zero temperatures and wind chills up to -25F, and doing all the chores on my own because Charlie was offshore. I didn’t spin at all during that time he was gone. Our Module Three Yarn came out around Valentine’s day and I had only a little of the spinning for Module Two completed.
I chose to spin a Classic Cable Yarn. I had never spun a Cable yarn before so this was brand new territory for me. I used the same fiber that I did for Module One. 15.5 Micron Merino commercially prepared in a combed top. Pure white with no added blings or extra fibers and natural with no dyes. I will be spinning each module of this same fiber and prep so my focus is on the various yarn structures in the 7 yarns required for the course.
A Classic Cable yarn is constructed of 4 singles spun evenly. I chose to spin the four singles to the Right. I took 2 of the singles and plied them to the left to make a 2 ply yarn. After that I took that 2 ply yarn and ran it through and plied it a second time to the left so that it was double over plied. I took the remaining two singles and plied them to the left twice in the same manner. This left me with 2 2 ply yarns over spun to the left.
I got to use my brand new Country Spinner 2 for the first time to cable those 2 2 ply yarns back together going to the right. It was fun watching them POP into that cable as I spun along. I set the twist by washing in a warm water with a bit of liquid soap and swished them around a little to felt them just a touch into their chain structure well. They are soft and squishy and oh so much fun.