Tuesday, November 27, 2012

navajo plying

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It is funny how once I got my spinning wheel I actually use my spindle more than I did before. I bought some fiber and once I received it I realized it was going to be a pretty rough yarn so I thought this would be the perfect chance to practice navajo plying. I am spinning singles on the wheel and plying using the navajo method on the spindle. Once I feel like I have the hang of it I want to try navajo plying on the wheel.

As a crocheter the navajo method is really fun. It is really just making long chains and spinning it to make a 3-ply yarn. It's really fun on the spindle and I can't wait to try it on the wheel!


  1. What pretty yarn; I love the texture it is giving your knitting! Navajo plying is very fun but I have always struggled with spinning it too tightly...

    1. I tried it on the wheel and found it is hard to not spin it too tightly too. With the spindle I feel like I have more control with the plying.