For a refresher: Z twist = spinning singles clockwise and S twist = spinning singles counterclockwise. Most of us are taught to spin yarn singles clockwise (Z twist). Some of the spinning “experts” say that if you knit continental, which Barb and I do, then you should spin singles with an S twist and ply with a Z twist. I have not tried this. I keep saying I will “one day”.
When you vary the twists in the singles and combine them in a ply, you get crazy, springy yarn. Margaret had these combinations on the board for us to try, they came from our textbook. Be an extended part of our class and try these:
S single + Z single; Plied S
Z single (fat) + Z single (fat) + S single (thin); piled S – super springy!
single S + single S + single Z; plied Z
single Z + single Z + single Z + S; plied S
I forgot to take photos. Sara if you read this remind me to take pics next Wed.