Finishing Handspun Yarns Results
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Yarn Info / Finishing methods120° w/ handmade soap106° with eucylan100° with orivis 112° with Dawn original122° with Unicorn Baby Wash115° with dawn115° with PH neutral soap
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soak 20minsoak 30 minrinsesoaksoak 20 min (108°)wash twicesoak 10 minutes
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128° soak 20minsqueeze to agitate x10hang to dryrinse with hot waterrinse 'til clear (108°)rinse twicemeasure temp again (90°)
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60° soak 20minspin-out waterhang to dryunicorn conditioner (108°)hang to dryrinse with 90° water
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salad spinner, hang drysnap open with handstowel, thwack, hang to dryhang to dry
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well waterwell waterwell watercity watercity watercity water
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77g8WPIstretch before: 44"-45"felted sligthly Lovelyfelted sligthly
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Merino SilkFinished 41" at reststretch after: 40-43"consistent
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Comercial Top/Rovingspringy but not fluffy9% shrink at restslight bloom
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Woolen8.8% shrinkhow the heck do you spin so fine?
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N-Ply
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45° ply angle, ~4TPI
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47g12WPIstretch before: 44-45"most shrinkwell balanced prior to wash
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Washed ShetlandFinished 45" at reststretch after: 42-44"not much change
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handcard rolags0% shrink4.5% shrink at rest
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worsted
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2 plythis was the "fluffiest" finish
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30°, ~7TPI
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128g8WPIstretch before: 42-44"most shrinkleast shrinksuprised it was washed prior to spinning
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Merino FleeceFinished 35" at reststretch after: 36-39"
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Cooked, rinsed, flicked14.3% shrink at rest
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default
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2 ply
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30°, ~4TPI
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64g9WPI stretch before: 43-45"the ply really "popped" after
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BFLFinished 35" at reststretch after: 38-42"
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hand combed11.6% shrink at rest
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supported long
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2 plymost shrink
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30°, ~5TPI
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82g7 WPIstretch before: 43-45"felted slightly
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Romney/ corriedaleFinished 41" at reststretch after: 40-42"
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mill prep roving7.5% shrink at rest
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worsted
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2 ply
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45°, 4TPI
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33g10WPIstretch before: 44-46"mutedfelted slightlymutedfelted slightly
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merinoFinished 40" at reststretch after: 38-44"nice bloom
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carded13.6% shrink at rest
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short
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2 ply
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45°, 6TPI
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178g8WPIstretch before: 42-44"most shrinksoftened considerablyleast shrink
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Raw Texelfinished 37" at reststretch after: 36-42"prefered over the cooked merino
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flicked14.% shrink at rest
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default
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2 plythis was the fluffiest and whitest finish
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30° 5 TPI
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86g4WPIstretch before: 44-45"most shrinkbloomed nicely
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LincolnFinished 44" at reststretch after: 42-43"felted slightly
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Lock - not smoothed4.5% shrink at rest
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long
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2 ply
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~20°, 2-5TPI Varries
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175g7WPIstretch before: 44-44.5"most shrink
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LincolnFinished 44WPIstretch after: 44-44.5"softest
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Locks - smoothed0% shrink at rest
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longMy favorite yarn!
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2 ply
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~20°, 4-6TPI
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