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Wool Roving
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May 10, 2013 07:17:27   #
Can someone explain what is meant by wool roving?
Looked it up on Google but still didn`t understand!
May 10, 2013 07:27:49   #
oving, sometimes called top or sliver (the I is long in that one), is wool that has been washed, combed, and carded, as well as sometimes dyed, into a thick rope to be spun. You can split it down lengthwise--do this in two foot sections, just pull a length of it off the rope, trust me--to thin it down for spinning and then just tug it with your hands abour 3 to 4 inches apart to open up the fiber and get it to slide a bit for drafting. Most of the time roving has become somewhat compacted and needs this pre-drafting or attenuation.
May 10, 2013 07:31:41   #
Wool roving is wool that has been processed ( washed and carded and maybe dyed) and rolled into "ropes" that are ready to spin or felt.. It is the wool you see when you watch people spin, and they are pulling the fluffy wool with their fingers onto the spindle. The fluffy wool is the roving.
Hope this helps.
May 10, 2013 08:27:41   #
fergablu2 (a regular here)
Wool roving is unplied yarn.
Wool roving yarn.

May 10, 2013 16:31:48   #
Wow! Now that is an explanation. Thanks!
May 11, 2013 10:39:55   #
sockyarn (a regular here)
It is wool that has not been spun. It would be plied after it was spun. Roving is not spun yet. such as 2-ply,3-ply, 4-ply, etc...
fergablu2 wrote:
Wool roving is unplied yarn.
May 11, 2013 16:52:20   #
Many thanks
May 12, 2013 22:19:47   #
Cindy M
This is used to thrum mittens. You work this in your pattern. It fluffs up on the inside making a thick, matted fiber mitten that is very warm.
May 13, 2013 09:48:34   #
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