The Dutchess County Fairgrounds
6550 Spring Brook Ave.
Rhinebeck, NY 12572

NYS Sheep & Wool Festival - Workshop Registration


The Difference a Ply Makes: Choosing the Right Ply for Your Knitting Project

Saturday, October 19, 2013

1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Instructor: Jillian Moreno

Class Fee: $125.00

Material Fee: $0.00

Maximum Class Size: 16

16 Seats Available

About Seat Availability: The availability shown above does NOT A GUARANTEE that an actual seat is available to be purchased. Each registration will be verified after your purchase and if an over sale of seats occurs you will be notified and the price of the over sold seat will be refunded in it's entirety.

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Description

Have you ever knit with your handspun and something just wasn’t right? Maybe your cables were floppy or your lace wasn’t open enough. The answer may lie in your chosen ply. The right ply can make or break your knitting project.
In this class we’ll spin and knit while exploring the effect ply has on finished fabric.
Together we’ll answer the questions:
• What makes cables pop?
• How to ply for open lace
• What about singles for knitting?
• Chain plying?
• What’s a good use for cabled yarns
• Why use more than 2 plies?
We’ll also discuss the effects fiber breeds and blends, preparation and woolen and worsted drafting can have on plying
Please bring to class: a wheel in good working order, one empty bobbin to ply on, at least 3 single yarns  to ply with (they can be on on bobbins, storage bobbins or as center pull balls), a lazy kate, a niddy noddy and knitting needles.
Please be able to: to spin a consistent yarn and know how to adjust your wheel

Materials Information

Please bring to class: a wheel in good working order, at least 3 bobbins, a lazy kate, a niddy noddy and knitting needles.

Workshop Instructor

Jillian Moreno is passionate about handspun yarn. She is perpetually curious and loves to dissect processes. She loves to inspire other spinners to t...read more