Intertwined: The Art of Handspun Yarn, Modern Patterns, and Creative Spinning
by Pluckyfluff AKA Lexi Boeger is an amazing book of spinning, fiber, knitting, crocheting, weaving and more!
Intertwined is an inspirational handbook for yarn lovers everywhere, created in an eye-popping, showcase style and packed with sparkling, full-color photo
This book will be a delight to the enthusiastic fiber crowd that is growing by leaps and bounds. It captures all the excitement of experimental, handspun yarns, and includes recipes for handspun yarns, project ideas for knitters and crocheters, tips on how to use one-of-a-kind handspun yarns (whether you spin them or buy them at yarn boutiques), and a gallery of handmade creations. The book also features profiles, anecdotes, essays, and thoughts on fiber arts and the creative process. Contributors range from Alpaca farmers and cutting-edge spinners to well-known knitwear designers.
There is has been a resurgence in interest in spinning and in using one-of-a-kind yarns, particularly by the all new knitters and crocheters, and there are no other cutting-edge, inspiring books out there to satisfy this enthusiastic audience.
The recipient of a bachelor's degree in fine art from UC Davis, author Lexi Boeger is the founder of Pluckyfluff.com, an Internet-based forum for unusual handspun yarns and fiber art. She is the innovator of highly original new techniques in handspinning and is carving a place for handspun yarn in the realm of pop culture.
I have yet to master spinning but always one to think about how I can achieve something with the skills I do have, let me share with you what I came up with inspired by Intertwined's beautiful yarns.
Here is one of my yard gargoyles modeling my scrappy un-spun and re-spun scarf.
This is how I did it.
I used a ball of Caron Simply Soft Quick in black and a scrap of yarn about 8 inches. I untwisted the black yarn a bit (it is a thick 2-ply yarn) and slipped one end of the scrap green yarn between the two plies of the black yarn. I then proceeded to untwist the black yarn the length of the green scrap. I then held the two together and let the black yarn re-twist back up enveloping the green yarn in the twist. I then threaded the second end of the yarn in between the two black strands to secure it further.
Here is a closeup of a pink strand that was already a double stranded yarn so it became 4 ply yarn.
Here is what it ends up looking like before knitting.
I think this would make a fun gift ball of yarn to give someone. They wouldn't know what was inside the outer layers.
I was thinking about trying this technique next with just one color family of scraps.
And now if it would only get cold enough here in SoCal so that I could wear my scarf instead of my yard gargoyle!
So this is my trick that is actually a neat trick!
Happy Halloween to all ya'll.