Plying

Congratulations! You’ve mastered spinning a singles yarn, and now it is time to ply it. The concept is simple enough; just take two (or three, or four, or more) singles, hold them together, and ply them by twisting them in the opposite direction they were originally spun. Simple, but the possibilities are endless—how much twist do you insert? How many plies do you include? What about novelty yarns? What if you’re using different fibers or colors in each ply? This is why plying is an art: you get to choose the composition of your yarn and each of these decisions, whether made consciously or unconsciously, will determine the outcome of your yarn and eventually the outcome of your finished piece. —excerpt from How to Ply Yarn by Amy Clarke Moore

We have gathered together a wide range of resources on plying yarn for you here. You will find lots of helpful tips, tricks, and hacks for all of your spinning needs! While you’re here, download our free ebook on plying and then check out the awesome spinning resources at Interweave.com!