Playing Around

Last year, I purchased two 4-ounce braids of Malabrigo Nube Merino roving in the Archangel colorway, with the intention of playing around with it. I took one braid, spun it end to end, the first half on one bobbin, the second half on another bobbin, then plied the two singles together. The other braid I spun end to end on one bobbin, then I chain plied the singles.

I present, for you viewing pleasure, the results, with minimal commentary. I’ll let the fiber speak for itself. 🙂

Two braids of Malabrigo Nube in Archangel

Two braids of Malabrigo Nube in Archangel, as soft as it looks.

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One braid spun end to end, ready to ply

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What are the chances that the singles would be so evenly divided between the two bobbins?

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The bobbin on the top is the chain-plied braid.

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The chain-plied skein beside the 2-ply on the bobbin

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Chain-plied on the left; 2-ply on the right

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A close up of the two skeins

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The 2-ply after setting the twist

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The chain-plied skein after setting the twist

 

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