Woven Threads
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October 16th 2011 in Howto, Tips, Yarn

I’ve been weaving with singles recently — single ply yarn that is.  As a result, I’ve learned a few things about weaving with singles:

  • Single Ply yarn is not as elastic as plied yarn
  • If using it for the warp, spread it out a little more than you might otherwise.\
  • There are less issues with using it as weft.
  • It tends to be a bit more “sticky”.
  • Be careful of the tension; it is easy to break.


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