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xx   YARN

Plying. How to use it to correct or minimize some flaws in singles, create a strong thread from short fiber, and create new yarns by combining singles of different colors, fibers and sizes.
SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #105 Winter 1995-96 (v.27#1) pg. 54

Tips on plying from one ball of yarn.
SPIN-OFF Spring 1984 (v.8#1) pg. 5

Tips on spinning three ply yarns. Includes a woman's long-sleeve merino knitted pullover to knit.
SPIN-OFF Spring 1985 (v.9#1) pg. 39

Navajo plying, a method of making a three ply yarn from a single yarn source.
SPIN-OFF Summer 1985 (v.9#2) pg. 36

How to tell when handspun yarn is overplied or underplied.
SPIN-OFF Winter 1985 (v.9#4) pg. 53

Checking the twist. How to measure the twist in plied yarn. Includes instructions for making a gadget that allows untwisting a sample of yarn, counting the turns as you go.
SPIN-OFF Spring 1987 (v.11#1) pg. 27

Tips for plying from balls of yarn.
SPIN-OFF Spring 1987 (v.11#1) pg. 48

Tip on starting two-ply yarns.
SPIN-OFF Summer 1987 (v.11#2) pg. 19

Plying a balanced yarn for knitting.
SPIN-OFF Winter 1987 (v.11#4) pg. 30

How to spin balanced two-ply yarns.
SPIN-OFF Summer 1988 (v.12#2) pg. 34

Tensioning devices that can make yarn plying easier.
SPIN-OFF Summer 1988 (v.12#2) pg. 57

Navajo three-ply method of plying yarn described.
SPIN-OFF Summer 1989 (v.13#2) pg. 50

Plying. A description of grist and twist, rules for plying, and tips on equipment that will make plying easier.
SPIN-OFF Spring 1990 (v.14#1) pg. 50

Easy ways to make four- and six-ply yarns using variations on the Navajo three-ply method.
SPIN-OFF Winter 1990 (v.14#4) pg. 49

Navajo plying unraveled. How to make three-ply yarn from a single strand.
SPIN-OFF Summer 1991 (v.15#2) pg. 86

Tip on plying from both ends of a center-pull ball of yarn.
SPIN-OFF Winter 1991 (v.15#4) pg. 47

An Andean plying technique using the left hand and wrist.
SPIN-OFF Summer 1992 (v.16#2) pg. 106

"Unspinning" (unplying) commercial yarn. Technique uses a blocker, a device for separating the strands and a spinning wheel. Accompanying article describes how to make a yarn blocker.
SPIN-OFF Summer 1994 (v.18#2) pg. 42

Spinning on a Navajo spindle, a supported spindle with long wooden shaft and large whorl. Includes instructions for making Navajo 3-ply yarn.
SPIN-OFF Spring 1995 (v.19#1) pg. 88

"Fancy Kate" spinner's helper that holds balls of yarn under tension for plying.
SPIN-OFF Summer 1995 (v.19#2) pg. 72

Advice on how to get a balanced yarn when plying.
SPIN-OFF Summer 1995 (v.19#2) pg. 128

Blending natural-colored fibers. Factors to consider about the fibers. A description of blending during preparation, while spinning or by plying.
SPIN-OFF Winter 1995 (v.19#4) pg. 67

Tip: Ply handspun yarn from both ends of a ball to avoid waste.
THREADS #24 Aug-Sep 1989 pg. 10