Plying

Okay, more of getting ready for classes.  Here are some tips on plying.  Very short and sweet, on my handout I have some pictures, but I’m not sure of how to get them to work here.

 

Navajo Plying (aka Chain Plying)

1.  Form a loop with your yarn and pinch the end of the yarn to keep the loop stable.

2.  Pull another loop through this loop.

3.  Holding you loop open and holding the free end of the yarn add twist in the opposite direction of the twist of your singes.

4. Pull another loop through open loop.

5. Repeat steps 3-4 until you have plied all your yarn

 

Plying from Two Ends of a Center-Pull Ball

1.  Using a Ball Winder or Nostepinde (Nostepinne), wind your singles into a center-pull ball.

2.  Match up the inside strand and the outside strand and pull some yarn from both the inside and outside of the ball.

3.  Add twist in the opposite direction from your singles.

4.  Pull more yarn from the inside and outside of the ball.

5.  Repeat Steps 3-4 until you have plied all your yarn

 

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