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pressly
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Posted - 12/08/2005 :  11:01:22 AM  Show Profile  Visit pressly's Homepage Send pressly a Private Message
Hi ladies, I have a full bobbin of plied georgeous yarn I do NOT want to cut since I don't have much left to ply on the other two... Any tricks to keepting the yarn one continuous strand onto a new bobbin?
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Posted - 12/08/2005 :  11:03:13 AM  Show Profile  Visit RoseByAny's Homepage Send RoseByAny a Private Message
I don't understand your question. If you have one bobbin full, why would you need to cut it?

Do you mean you have yarn coming off that bobbin that won't fit and you want to load it onto a separate bobbin so that ONE strand of yarn is on TWO bobbins?

No, you can't do that - you'll get a funky over twisted mess.

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pressly
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Posted - 12/11/2005 :  1:12:33 PM  Show Profile  Visit pressly's Homepage Send pressly a Private Message
Yeah, you got it... I tried to experiment and just what you said happened... It just seemed so sad to cut the yarn, having such a small skein and then having to ply the remaining singles into another smaller skein. I just wanted all of my singles plied on to one bobbin thereby creating one continuous strand of plied yarn on one bobbin. So everyone just has small skeins of two ply? My weight is like a heavy worsted...
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Posted - 12/11/2005 :  1:26:06 PM  Show Profile  Visit RoseByAny's Homepage Send RoseByAny a Private Message
The Lendrum has an optional plying head which holds 8+ oz of yarn (most can only fit 4-5 oz on the standard bobbin) and there are bulky fliers for several other wheels as well, I believe.

But yes, mostly homespun is roughly 4 oz skein... which considering most balls of yarn are sold in 50 gram balls is about twice what you'd get in a shop.

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Lissa
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Posted - 12/11/2005 :  4:44:56 PM  Show Profile  Visit Lissa's Homepage Send Lissa a Private Message
And some people buy wheels just for bulky or plying - such as the Babe bulky or a Columbine. They have huge bobbins - the Babe can hold up to a pound of yarn! Of course, then you need a super-jumbo ball winder...

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Posted - 12/12/2005 :  01:10:48 AM  Show Profile Send Valk_scot a Private Message
The trick is to know how much of any particular singles you can spin onto two bobbins so that when you ply them together you end up with one full bobbin. But...who gets this right every time? Thay`s when the big plying heads are great....but expensive.

I`ve got a Louet and they can hold vast amounts even on a standard bobbin. I`ve not spun laceweight yet but even lightweight fingering gives me so much yardage I get veeeery bored with plying, and the skeins can be pretty unmanagable. And I need to break it when winding on the ball winder anyway. So it`s not necessarily ideal to trying to get huge skeins. Aim for a couple of hundred yards maximum, if your bobbins can manage them, that`s my advice anyway. Good length to knit with and not to difficut to process to ball stage.

Val.

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