Melanated Boho Bae Rambouillet Roving and Yarn for Lauren McElroy
Lauren is bringing you a Knit Stars first: A workshop in drop spindle/spinning!
Lauren will walk you through a process called plying. She will show you how to combine the spun yarn you have created using the drop spindle technique with the second skein of bulky “MP” yarn, creating your very own - unique to you - yarn to be used in her "Swing on a Star" hat design!
Roving is a bundle of fiber produced during the process of making spun yarn from wool. There are many steps to creating yarn, but two of the most important are collecting in raw form, cleaning, and combing out with a carding machine until the fibers are lying in an excellent direction. Then, the roving is spun, either with a machine or, in this case, a drop spindle and voila!
The Lacis drop spindle is a beautifully finished hardwood spindle with a 4.5-inch whorl and 12-inch spindle weighing 5-ounces. The weight of the spindle greatly affects the gauge of the fiber you can produce. Being a lightweight spindle, this basic wooden drop spindle will produce a more delicate fiber!
Kit contains 1 braid of “MP Sunset” roving and 1 skein of “MP” yarn. Spindle must be purchased separately.
Fiber: Roving 100% Rambouillet, Yarn 100% Superwash Merino
Length: Roving N/A; Yarn 109 yds (100m)
Weight: Roving 4 oz (113g); Yarn 100 grams
Care: Hand wash gently, lay flat to dry.