Would you like to spin a sock yarn that will knit like a cable, but only be two plies? Do you like stripes? This 7-page e-booklet contains the instructions to spin self-striping faux-cable sock yarn, and fun fingerless mitts you you can knit from the yarn you'll spin up. I like to call them the Mitts of Experience -- as they will contain the knowledge the fiber gave you as it turned into yarn!
This e-book (in handout form) got rave reviews at its debut at the Whidbey Spin-In, where over 100 people test-spun it during the spin-in workshop. Be sure to watch for additional e-booklet workshops as the year progresses!
This e-booklet on spinning sock yarn discusses spinning and plying methods, joins, wheel tuning and spindle selection, and the design of stripes and structure for this faux-cable yarn. It is packed with color pictures and helpful measuring tools. If you think you can't control the thickness of your yarn -- think again! With a few simple wheel-tuning tips, you'll be spinning different thicknesses as easily as your default singles. This e-booklet is geared to spinners who have learned to spin and ply, and are looking for new techniques to add to their spinning toolkit.
Receiving options: choose "download", and your copy will be downloadable as a compressed (ZIP) PDF file soon as payment is completed. With immediate Paypal payment, that's right away! Paypal e-checks do not complete payment until they clear; physical checks do not complete payment until they are received/deposited. Your file will remain available for 7 days; should you be unable to download it, let me know and I can make it available again or email it to you.
Choose "email attachment" as your receiving option, and I will email you the PDF file as soon as I process your order -- typically a few hours, but maybe a day if I'm called away.
Yes, prices on the e-tutorials have gone up. I will leave it discounted to $4 until St. Patrick's Day 2011. If you use PatternFish, you will also find this PDF there at the new price by St.Patrick's Day.
The booklet is 7 pages, color, scaled for printing and reading with Adobe Reader version 8 or newer. The PDF file is 629K in size.
Your feedback on the format and content of the booklet is always welcome. I strive to always improve my writing and presentation.
In addition to spinning techniques, knitting instructions are given for mitts from the yarn you produce -- no matter if it's thicker than sock yarn, or not, you can knit your own "mitts of experience" from the first 2 ounces you spin with this method.
Looking for an instructor? I would be happy to teach this workshop at your fiber event, guild workshop, or privately. Contact me to arrange.
Don't print Acrobat or "do" online books? A print version is available by itself or as a kit with 2 ounces of fiber to use in your own at-home workshop.
This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 13 April, 2010.