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Old 03-26-2007, 02:45 PM   #1
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Navajo on spindle?
Has anyone ever tried this? Or is it not even worth trying because it would never work? I have a dilemma...I just absolutely cannot make usable singles, and though I could probably spring for a wheel, we live in a TIIINY apartment and I would have no where to put it. I want to ply my yarn to even it out a bit, but it seems such a pain to spin two balls, then ply them together.
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Old 03-26-2007, 09:32 PM   #2
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It's actually not much of a pain to spin two spindles full and ply them together ...you just put the yarn on tp rolls, punch some holes in a box (or use a basket) and put skewers through -- voila! instant lazy kate!

Here's a picture of what I'm talking about: Lazy Zib (scroll down)

I've done a fair amount of navajo plying with my spindles, and after the first time (which was very frustrating and I swore I'd never do it again ) it wasn't as cumbersome at all. The thing about navajo plying is, you lose 2/3 of your yardage (vs. half when you do a 2-ply). It looks so fabulous though!
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Old 03-28-2007, 10:28 AM   #3
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I just ran across this link while looking for info on navajo plying myself. Instructions on doing it with a spindle:
http://www.graftonfibers.com/instructions.htm
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