Monday, August 22, 2016

Spinner Creed, cont.

A spinner gets stuff spun.

Yarn for another 10-ply "Aran" Sweater:


If stuff is good, you will need more than one.

Those 10 cakes have about 20,000 yards of singles in them.

6 comments:

A Fisherman Lies said...

No wonder you find knitting so difficult; that yarn looks ridiculously splitty. I would be disappointed if I spun that, and I certainly wouldn't care to knit with it. Creating yarn as under-plied as that seems contrary to your ethos, but then again you've established that consistency of thought isn't your strong suit.

It seems odd to declare yourself a superior spinner and then show us pictures of inferior yarn, but whatever. You do you.

Aaron said...

The yarn is not designed be easy to knit. The yarn is designed to have very high fill, so as to produce a fabric that is exceptionally warm durable, and very comfortable to wear.

Good products take a little more effort! I would rather put in a little more effort and get a better product than just do it the easy way for a lesser product.

A Fisherman Lies said...

If you want yarn with 'fill' - which I suspect is what the rest of us call 'loft', you don't need to under-ply 10 crappy singles. Spin some nice woollen singles and ply them properly.

Ruth B said...

But I thought you were all about "better, cheaper, faster." Which is it, Aaron?

Aaron said...

Ruth,
It is about all of the above. A better yarn, spun faster and cheaper.

Aaron said...

Lies,
Do not suppose, do your homework, and learn.

Fill blocks air moving through the fabric. Loft encourages air moving through the fabric, by not having enough fibers anywhere to stop the air from moving through the fabric.

To do a good job of stopping the air from moving through the fabric, you need about 40 microns between fibers. That is twice the thickness of a Merino staple. Are there ANY gaps in your fabric that are larger than twice the thickness of a single Merino staple?