So I always core spin with a small cotton thread. Then my neighbor brought over some DK weight chenille yarn that she made during college that did not need anymore. It is cotton so I could not dye it with the dyes I have, so then I started thinking of spinning with it using it as the core. I looked online and could not find anything about anyone using a thick core to spin core spun yarn, but I thought I would give it a try!
I picked out some superwash merino from Nest Fiber Studio in Freedom Child. You can see the DK weight chenille. So the yarn spun up pretty fast as core spun yarn usually does. This is what I got.
So I compared it to my other core spun yarn and this yarn is definately overall thicker, which I am attributing to the core. It weighs 5oz, but I didn't get a weight of the fiber before hand. The next time I try this (which will be soon, I wlll get more acurate account for how much weight the core adds). I got 48 yards which is about what I get usually, though the yarn is overall more thicker. The thinest part of this yarn is DK weight where only a little fiber covers the core. Overall I am very happy with how this turned out and already drafted out my next fiber to try this on! I had no problems with the thicker core and the core does not shwo anywhere. i am super excited about it!
See you next time!
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