Spin-Off Winter 2013

In the Winter 2013 issue, we're looking at natural fiber. We take a look at wild silk. We explore many facets of wool: Comparing American Wensleydale to British Wensleydale, looking at sustaining sheep ranching in Northern Wyoming, and ensuring the quality of wool available to spinners with the Canterbury Prize Wool Group.

You will learn the best direction to spin for the way you knit, how to match millspun yarn, how to clean fleeces with good bacteria, and how to use a blending board for artistic results. Find patterns for a brioche cardigan and an everyday shirt, as well as a fun collar for crisp days and a magical child's cape for the holidays.

This issue also includes our annual special pull out Natural Fiber Directory full of suppliers and mills from across the United States and around the world.

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On the Cover:

Carding on a Blending Board

DEPARTMENTS

Editor's Page
Letters
Reviews
As the Whorl Spins
Get This!
Abbreviations
Advertisers' Index
Classified Ads

 

 

 


Comparing American Wensleydale
to British Wensleydale
by Sarah Wroot


History in the Making:
Mountain Meadow Wool Mill
by Liz Gipson


Peace Silk—what does it really mean?
by Karen Selk

FEATURES

Behind the Scenes: At Susan's Fiber Shop, a conversation with Susan McFarland

Armchair Traveler: Gotland Island and Estonia
by Robin Russo

Peace Silk—what does it really mean?
by Karen Selk

Comparing American Wensleydale to British Wensleydale
by Sarah Wroot

Canterbury Prize Wool Group
by Leslie Ordal

History in the Making: Mountain Meadow Wool Mill
by Liz Gipson 

HOW-TO

Spinning in the Best Direction for the Way You Knit
by Julia Farwell-Clay

Carding on a Blending Board
by Gwen Powell

A New (yet Ancient) Way to Clean a Fleece
by Jennifer Adair

New Zealand Halfbred
by Carol Huebscher Rhoades

Matching Millspun Yarns
by Carol Huebscher Rhoades and Elizabeth Prose

Yarn Standards Chart

PROJECTS

Brioche Basic Cardigan
by Ann Budd and Carol Huebscher Rhoades
-We apologize the gauge in the excerpt from Ann Budd's book on page 76 should be: 4.75 sts and 8.25 rows = 1" (2.5 cm) in brioche rib patt using larger needle for RS rows and smaller needle for WS rows.

Sabra's Collar
by Elizabeth Prose

Everyday Striped Cormo Shirt
by Sarah Swett

Magical Holiday Cape
by Gwen Powell 

ON THE WEB

Spinner’s Connection

Call for Entries

Index of past issues: 1977–2000 and 2001–2011

Corrections

Calendar of Events

2013 Natural Fiber Directory

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