Mandolin FO, Casting on Winters Beach & Sahara, TdF/dFF & More | Wool n’ Spinning, ep. 271

Mandolin FO, Casting on Winters Beach & Sahara, TdF/dFF & More | Wool n’ Spinning, ep. 271 | Lots of spindle chatter, sweater knitting, casting on. #woolnspinning #useyourhandspun

Dear Spinning Circle,

Welcome to another stream!

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Community News

Wearing in Today’s Show: Starlight Knitting Society t-shirt, Portland, OR

Attune Shawl Along & Tour de Fleece/de Fleece Femmes:

  • Attune Shawl Along Ravelry Thread here
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Ask Anything

Ravelry thread here to ask questions, bounce ideas & comment

From Laura: What do you consider a ”full” supported spindle? Is there some negative effect if you load them really full?

From Simone: Does anyone know where you buy tool to measure or identify twist angle? I’ve seen in you tube videos a tool people use but I haven’t found where I’d buy it. Also, for twist angle is there a general optimum like 40-45 degree or is it different for different yarn weights, plies, etc.? It’s an area I haven’t really taken too much notice of but see people mentioning it and it talked about.

On & Off the Bobbins

Spindling (#spindlespunsummer)

FatCatKnits – Falkland in London Fog, 6oz total (spinning first 2oz at present); divided in nests and just randomly spinning, Turtlemade & Bosworth spindles so far (Ravelry Project Page here)

Crafty Jaks Boutique Rolags – Organic Polwarth & Sari Silk; Mirkwood Support Spindle (Ravelry Project Page here)


SweetGeorgia Yarns Polwarth + Silk, in “Tea Party”, “Woodland”, “Grouse”; not original idea – spun this yarn for Dye to Spin and Knit by Felicia Lo (Ravelry Project Page here)

Kainuu Harmaa from Amber; lock pop to open the locks, then carded, spun continuous backwards with gentle smoothing; Lendrum DT, 2-ply (Ravelry Project Page here)

On & Off the Needles


Mini Mick Neck Tank by Jessie Maed; Elfenwolle Shetland Banana & Tussah in At the Old Mill, handspun; 2071 YPP, 20WPI, 3-ply; 121 grams, 552 yards total {Ravelry Project Page here}

Sahra Pullover by Leeni Hoi – Berroco Lana Light  (colour 78116 sandlewood) & Garnstudio Drops Kid Silk (colour 15 dark brown), 4.00mm / 3.5mm (US 4 & 6) {Ravelry Project Page here}

Winter’s Beach by Andrea Mowry – 4.00mm / 3.5mm needles (US 4 &6) {Ravelry Project Page here}

Finished Knitted Objects

Mandolin Cardigan by Amy Christoffers – Disdero Ranch CVMco Worsted, colour green (dyed in the wool), 4.5mm / 5.5mm needles (US 7 & 9) {Ravelry Project Page here}

Community Inspiration // Participation

As always, thank you to those who share in the community, uploading photos and thoughts about what you are working on! I appreciate it – it’s my pleasure to be able to share!

Thank you so much for joining me today!

Until then, Happy Making!

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