Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Whcih way to comb?.

There are 2 schools of combing.  One is to comb so all the tips point in the same direction.  The other is to comb so that the tips point in both directions more or less equally.

With all the tips pointing in the same directions, the yarn is easier to spin, has a smoother, more silken feel,  and is more lustrous.  This is the way to go for skeins going to competitions, lace, and other decorative objects.

With tips pointing in both directions, the yarn is stronger, more durable, and the finished yarn has more dimensional stability.  This is the way to go for fabric that likely to see hard use in wet conditions.

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