I thought it might be helpful to have a resource for my customers and other people about the different types of yarns I have spun. Hence, this blog post!
If you order custom spinning from my shop I can do any of the following spinning styles with your fiber, or we can come up with a modifcation of one of these or an entirely new style just for you!
Singles – Basic
This type of yarn is a single-ply. It gets you the most yardage out of your spinning fiber weight. Some people don’t like singles because they’re more difficult to balance while spinning or they’re less “sturdy” than plied yarns, but I think it’s mostly about the style preferences of individual spinners and knitters. I have knit many projects with basic singles and I love them for the yardage they yield.
Singles – Thick N’ Thin
This type of single has, as you might assume, thicker sections and thinner ones. I can make the difference subtle or more extreme as per your preference. A thick n’ thin singles adds interesting texture to your knitting and is also a great single to use for thread plying.
A 2ply yarn gives you strength in your yarn. It also gives you a chance to blend the colors in the yarn for a variegated look. I can also do a Fractal 2ply which will give you a sort of orderly, striped variegated pattern. A 2ply yarn from me can vary anywhere from about sport/DK weight to bulky and super bulky. A twist on this method would be to use 3 strands for a 3ply yarn.
With thread plying, you get the texture of a plied yarn with the yardage of singles. Thread plying adds a pop of color if you want it; if you don’t you can use transparent thread like in the yarn above. The yarn pictured here is an extreme thick n’ thin with thread plying.
Corespun yarns are spun by wrapping the fiber around a core thread or yarn. My corespun yarns tend to be on the bulky side, and they’re the perfect way to show off the color and texture in a colorful batt. Corespun yarns tend to have lower yardage due to their thickness and the spinning style, but they’re extra bulky so you can easily knit them into a scarf, cowl or hat.
The above yarns are just examples of the options. With art yarn, the limits are as endless as your imagination and mine! Coils, supercoils, add-ins, sparkle, autowrapping, twists, and other goodies all make art yarns as creative as the people who knit with them.
So, what’s YOUR favorite spinning style?