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with Jillian Moreno
Online Class

Ply to Knit: Spin the Yarn You Really Want

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Professional knitter and spinner Jillian Moreno will guide you through what ply is and why it's so important to spinning the yarns you want. You'll gain a new understanding of ply terminology, learn about the equipment you'll need and become comfortable with the motions of ply. Then, Jillian will walk you through each step of plying your yarn with singles, 2-ply, 3-ply and chain-ply. You’'ll discover the differences and advantages to each of these plies and explore what fibers and projects they complement. Moving on, get techniques for correcting common mistakes and find out how to spot a mistake by look or feel! Finally, learn how to measure and plan for ply, achieve consistent ply and even use commercial yarns as a touchstone when spinning your one-of-a-kind yarn.


  • intermediate
  • 7 episodes
  • 2h59m

Included in this Class

1. Intro to Ply

1. Intro to Ply

Meet your instructor Jillian Moreno, the editor of Knittyspin, and learn more about the types of plying covered in your class and some basic ply terminology.

2. How to Ply

2. How to Ply

Get yourself set up to succeed at your wheel as Jillian goes over the effects of different plies on your knitting and demonstrates the equipment you'll need. Learn how to position yourself at the wheel with your Lazy Kate at your side, and practice the motions of plying.

3. Singles & 2-Ply

3. Singles & 2-Ply

Spinning singles you plan to ply requires a little extra twist. Jillian shows you what to do, then dives into spinning 2-ply, a knitting favorite. See how knitting with 2-ply yarn can affect the finished look of your project and learn to recognize when a ply is unbalanced.