Plying and Hanking

After spinning, multiples of the single yarn can be plied together to form a two, three, four etc. fold yarn. 

The amount of twist can vary according to the end use of the yarn. For example, yarn for our Strathspey Tweed is given a high twist (10.5 turns per inch) to create a harder and stronger yarn suitable to be woven into a durable performance fabric. Our Knitting yarn, on the other hand, is twisted with only 2-3 turns per inch to create a more voluminous, soft handling yarn. 

The single or twisted yarns can be wound into a measured hank (or skein) suitable for hand knitters or hank dyeing.

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