Spinning a Gradient Yarn — Ginny’s Process

Ginny describes her method for spinning a gradient or ombré yarn from variegated spinning fibre here. It’s an easy way to manage and maintain a smooth transition between colours and can be used for making either 3-ply (chain-plied) or 2-ply yarns. Felicia’s charming January 2014 Fibre Club colour, Night Owl on BFL+Silk, was too sweet…

Choosing the Right Needles, Part 2

In my previous post I talked you through the first two steps of choosing the right needles – needle length and weight. Today we’ll cover different needle materials as well as the pointiness of your needle tips. 3. Material & Slickness: If you want your knitting to be as relaxed and effortless as possible, you…