Author Archives: Amy King

Knitting with Handspun

Let’s talk a little bit about knitting with handspun. Now, there are some specialty handspun yarns, novelty yarns. And just like commercial novelty yarns, there is a bit of special consideration for them and as I talk about how they’re … Continue reading

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WPI Guides – how to

  This is a short (short for me) how to on wrapping and finding your Wraps Per Inch. For some it might seem intuitive but for others there are questions. Believe it or not there is a right and a … Continue reading

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Mystical Magical (fragile?) Handspun

ok. I love handspun yarn. I think it’s one of the greatest (if not the greatest) yarn that we can work with. It’s got that certain something that makes ya want to get up in the morning and knit or … Continue reading

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Make Nine – Q1 Update

Ok. I know the first quarter of the year isn’t over but it’s coming to a close soon enough and I feel like this is possibly all I’m going to have done anyway…. So this is what my Make Nine … Continue reading

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Basics – Short Draw and Bobbin Leaders.

Two weeks ago I talked about short draw. There’s a few little variations on that but they’re all about the same action. Short little draws to get the fiber out of your drafting triangle to make yarn. None of this … Continue reading

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Thigh Gap of Yarn

What does a thigh gap have to do with yarn? Nothing and something all at once. In the age of pictures and social media we always want to look good. Thigh gaps were all the rage not too long ago … Continue reading

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Basics – Fiber type and Staple Length

I’m working through a bunch of videos right now on basics. I really wanted my own answers to questions to be on YouTube so I can point people in that direction when they ask me a questions. Some weeks I’ll … Continue reading

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