Right after last year’s Tour de Fleece, I ran into a spinning idea that blew my mind: Navajo 4-ply. Unlike in regular navajo-ply, you have two singles running from two bobbins but you do the chain-plying with only one single at a time. It stayed nagging at the back of my head and I knew I wanted to try the technique this summer. And I had the perfect candidate in my stash: this gorgeous BFL from uinu.etsy.com in the colors of the Orion nebula.
I would’ve wanted the colors to blend more but the two bobbins were pretty matchy-matchy. The finished yarn is like the best of both worlds: the color preservation of navajo-plying with the barber poling of a three-ply. Lovely!
On Ravelry: Nebula (TDF 2016)
Fiber: 100% BFL from Uinu
Yardage: 225 m or 246 yd
Skein weight: 105 g or 3.7 oz
Grist: 214 m/100 g or 2140 m/kg or 1063 ypp
Plies: 4-ply chain-plied
Yarn weight: Worsted
I will definitely try this technique again. :)