Ply Magazine #43: Sweater

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  • Do you want to spin a great sweater yarn?
  • Want to know how to use handpainted braids to their best effect?
  • Wonder how to copy (and improve on) your favorite commercial yarn?

Whether you’re deep into handspinning sweaters, want to make your first, or never seem to have enough yarn, this issue is perfect for you.

It’s anchored by four beautiful handspun sweaters and answers so many questions about handspinning for sweaters – how much yarn you’ll need and what to do if you find yourself running short; how to pick a pattern for handspun and what makes handspun sweater-worthy; how to spin handpainted braids for sweaters; how to blend on cards, boards, and at the wheel; how to copy your favorite commercial yarn (and make it better); which ply structure gives you the best stitch definition; how the gauge shifts in woolen yarns; and how to handle texture in longdraw spinning, plus more!

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