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.
Deep in the Spey Valley, Knockando Woolmill continues an unbroken 200 year old tradition, producing woven fabric on its historic looms.
Knockando Woolmill has always been at the heart of the local community. Listed as the 'Wauk Mill' in parish records from 1784, the mill has since maintained its traditions of spinning and weaving through generations of families.
All profits go to the Knockando Woolmill Trust to ensure the future of the Woolmill.
Scottish Charity No. SC030167