How do you ply yarn from one bobbin?

How do you ply yarn without a lazy Kate?

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If you don’t have a kate, they are easy enough to make by poking holes through both sides of a shoebox with knitting needles and suspending your bobbins on the needles. When you put you bobbins on any type of kate, make sure the singles are pulling off in the same direction.

Should I ply my yarn?

It will make the yarn easier to manage off the bobbin. Plying from a center pull ball can be a very fiddly method for some. Letting the singles yarn rest before plying is beneficial and will allow you to not have to fight with your singles as much while plying.

What is a Niddy Noddy used for?

The niddy-noddy is an essential piece of spinning equipment used for winding yarn into skeins. To measure how long of a skein your niddy noddy will make measure the length from end of the arm diagonally to the next then multiply it by two.

Why do you ply yarn?

If you’re working with a commercial yarn, you could split the plies to use for sewing seams, attaching buttons, or embroidery. I un-plied a skein of handspun because I’m stubborn and and wanted to the colors to match up.

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