dscn2429.JPGThe short story: Spin one thick single and one thin single, ply them together.

The long story … I spotted this effect when I was visiting Jan last weekend. The yarn was in a skein, a dark colour, and the bobbly texture was well displayed and caught my attention immediately.

Fast forward to Monday when I was sampling some Suffolk roving that Rachel sent me – I had done a bit of lumpy bumpy singles and wasn’t really hooked on the idea of plying it back on itself. Gazing around for inspiration I spotted some ancient Shetland singles which had been left on a bobbin at the end of a 2-ply (see there’s always a reason to keep it). What if…. I thought, and the new yarn was plied up and instantly declared a winner.

I played with crinkle-cut yarn (just like potato chips you see) all week …

Click HERE to download the full tutorial. Have fun, and don’t forget to send me your results :-D btw, anyone good at making buttons? I’d love one for the SSAL!

Don’t forget, for each entry received in this instalment I have pledged £1 to Tricoteuses sans Frontieres - show your support! Edited to add: Entries due by 9am GMT June 11th. SSAL #2 will be up June 10th.

5 Responses to “SSAL #1: Crinkle Cut”
  1. Bronte says:

    Yep, that all looks like a different language to me. :-D I will save them, though, just in case..!

    I’ll make you some buttons, too, as I can at least do that!

  2. Badger says:

    I’d settle for being able to spin any bloody thing right now, let alone some fancy crinkley gubbins :(

  3. Lindsey says:

    I’m also totally lost, but it sure looks lovely, and someday when I actually have had a play with spinning, I will come back and read it again. Maybe this summer I’ll get a spindle to start with….it will probably be a while before my life accomodates a wheel.

  4. Annie says:

    I intend to have a go at this as I really need to practise spinning thick yarn. I would have done it on Sunday but I got a bit carried away with the dye-pot…
    I think it’s a lovely idea and will take part whenever I can.

  5. Anne says:

    I’ve done some! Just a tiny bit, but there’s thick, there’s thin, and there’s definitely crinkles :-)

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