Skein #15 Cotton Extra Fine or Fine Even Two-ply from Extra Fine Singles

699 m 28 g 25000 m/kg
23 w/cm 58 w/in
Size Determination: Extra Fine

Pima top

Reason for choice of this sample
This fiber is clean and has a long staple. Pima cotton is also finer than the more common upland.


Preparation for spinning
None required

Equipment used
Flyer spinning wheel

Type of spinning
Unsupported long draw

Direction of Twist

Number of plies

Washed and dried under light tension.

Suggested uses
This yarn can be used for fine fabrics, either warp or weft, or knitted or crochet lace. It is an appropriate weight for lightweight garments or table napkins. Firmly woven fabrics are easily washable.


Maximum 54 points

Examiner 1: 54
Examiner 2: 45

To quote Examiner 1: "I love this yarn." I like it too, but by the time I got it finished I was pretty damn sick of looking at it. Examiner 2 likes the hand but noted the inconsistencies in the singles showing up in the plied yarn. Of course it does, I think even two-ply is one of the hardest things to get right. Also the comment about boiling.