The Yarn Lover

Spinning, Knitting, and Crochet instruction


Beginning Top-Whirl Drop Spindle
Using a top whorl spindle with a park and draft method you will start a new yarn, spin singles, and make joins.

Basic Plying

Why ply?  Twist is what gives fiber its strength, however a single strand of yarn twisted in only only direction will likely lose twist as you work with it resulting in weaker yarn that blooms and sometimes just falls apart.  Plying your yarn will add additional strength to the yarn by twisting singles together in a different direction, therefore locking the singles together in a strong hug.  Using singles (yarn twisted in a single direction) and a easy homemade Lazy Kate you will learn to create a simple 2-ply yarn.

Chain Plying

Using one single we will learn to create a 3-ply yarn.  Chain plying combines a crochet chain with twist to make a 3-ply yarn.