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Ply to Knit: Spin the Yarn You Really Want

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Learn how to ply and take your ideal yarn from idea to wonderfully textured, vibrant reality — sure to make your next knitting project pop!

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What You Get

  • 7 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor, Jillian Moreno
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase, find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.

Class Overview

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.

Lesson Breakdown

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
3. Singles & 2-Ply
4. 3-Ply & Chain-Ply
5. Fixing Mistakes
6. Finishing
7. How to Measure & Plan Plying

Taught by

Jillian Moreno
Jillian Moreno
Jillian Moreno is a professional knitter and spinner. She is the editor of the website Knittyspin, the spinning sister of and a regular contributor to Ply magazine. She worked in craft publishing for 20 years, including 10 years at Interweave. Her first spinning book will be published by Storey Publishing.

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