Reggae on the River = SOLD! 3/27/10
I finally finished spinning up the Reggae on the River Merino/Silk roving last night. I spun this one nice and thin and then Navajo-plyed it to maintain the solid color runs better. If you recall the last Reggae on the River BFL roving that I spun two-ply, the colors got a bit "muddied" when I plyed them. Navajo plying (also called chain plying) plies the single thread of yarn back on itself and is repeated over and over and can therefore maintain the color definition better. I like the Navajo plyed version better than the standard two ply version of this colorway.
First, the roving before spinning.
After spinning into a singles (still on the spinning wheel)
Singles off the spinning wheel and into the Lazy Kate
Single has been Navajo-plyed back onto the spinning wheel
See how well the color definition stayed on the Navajo-plyed skein (above)?
Below is the standard two-ply skein of the same colorway.
And finally (below) the finished skein of Reggae on the River off the spinning wheel and steamed to set the twist. I love how this turned out!
This skein of yarn is now available in my Etsy store. I ended up with 290 yards and 4 ounces of 3-ply sport weight yarn with a wpi of 15.