- This article is mainly geared towards non-spinners who want to knit with handspun but who aren’t sure how to jump into working with it. However, this would also be a great read for newer spinners who find themselves with finished handspun but could use some guidance on what to do with it. The author covers everything from getting to know the characteristics of handspun yarns, finding WPI and estimating yardage for projects.
- A fantastic overview of commercially available flyer wheels and their respective drive band and tensioning systems. The article is worth bookmarking at the very least for the quick reference chart of drive systems by manufacturer and model.
And, in the Cool Stuff section, two newly published books really jump out:
- The Fleece and Fiber Sourcebook (Deb Robson and Carol Ekarius)
- Spinning Around: Spinning, Dyeing & Knitting Elizabeth Zimmerman’s Classics (Jeannine Bakriges, ed.)
Both of these titles are garnering very positive reviews and look like they would be great additions to any spinner’s library.