Polworth Wool Top by Blue Dog Fibers in the Erik Colorway is the newest project on my spindle. The plan is to spin it in one long singles, keeping the color repeats as long as possible, then to Navajo ply the singles, which is basicly a process of pulling your singles through loops, as if you were making a giant crochet chain, then plying it all together. As I spin the fiber, I’m watching videos and reading, trying to wrap my head around how this is done. Hopefully, by the time the singles is spun, I’ll have an idea about how to actually go about it and can share that with you. I’ve read that Polworth tends to fluff up, or bloom when washed for the first time, so it’ll be interesting to see the weight I finally end up with after plying, since using this method essentially makes 3 plys.
Each new fiber I spin teaches me something new. I’m off to be a student of Polworth!