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"Advent" Spin

I was moderately happy with this spin. The process was so fun, spinning a mini batt every day through the month of December. I'm surprised at the amount of twist the superwash merino can sustain for sock-type yarn. I would have liked to spin this at a higher ratio, but perhaps stayed at the 16:1 for plying.

Details

Finished 1/1/2021

Fiber: Scrappy Sock Bundles from Wound Up Fiber Arts

3.9 oz, 110g, ~654 yds

16:1 ratio, continuous back draft with smoothing, low to medium take up

One draft per treadle (left/right treadle), four drafts back, one let in

16:1 chain ply, medium to high take up

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