So, I just got my very first spindle last weekend, and i made my very first length of wonky yarn. It must have taken me two hours to make barely 3 yards. It’s plied with some commercial stuff, and I think it’s alright for my first attempt, but I’m still a little intimidated by such a simple tool. I want to continue making plied yarn, and I have two questions I’m hoping someone can help me with.
Should I set my singles before plying them?
If you make a bat on a carder, and then roll it into a roll, the fibers are all aligned in circles. Do you unroll this and split it along the parallel lines before you spin it, or do you draft it while it’s all rolled up?