Fractal Spinning

I’ve had this wool for a long time. Well over a year. I loved the colors so much that I didn’t want to mess it up by spinning it wrong, so I just didn’t spin it. I recently heard about fractal spinning and decided that this would be the perfect wool to try this technique.

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To do this, I first split split the roving in half. I saved half and spun the other half just as it was. This makes really long stripes of color. Once that was spun onto one bobbin I went back to the other half and split it in half again, but lengthwise this time. This makes the colors form much shorter stripes. Then I plied the two singles together into a skein that looks like this:

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It should have some interesting striping patterns once it is knit up, though. Not sure what it will become yet. Maybe a hat? I’ll be sure to post pictures when it becomes something!

Oh, and Lily says “Hi”!

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4 Comments

  1. I’ll be looking forward to seeing what you make out of these fun colors. I want to see how the stripes end up looking. It’ll be cool I’m sure!

  2. Hi Crystal! I wanted to tell you that I have nominated you to receive the “Versatile Blogger Award”, I hope you enjoy it. You can see the post on my page @ http://susang33.wordpress.com/2013/06/16/versatile-blogger-award-thank-you/

  3. I’ve been having lots of fun playing with Fractal Spinning myself lately! Such interesting results to be had…

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