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Machine Knitting
How do I twist fine yarn together successfully?
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Oct 19, 2013 22:47:33   #
Mandy111
 
I have several cones of 1 and 2ply yarn and wish to use up but I need to twist or wind them together as I use a Bond USM machine and it knits best with an 8ply or worsted yarn.
Has anyone any ideas?
Thanks
Mandy ;)
 
Oct 19, 2013 22:55:08   #
madkiwi
 
Mandy111 wrote:
I have several cones of 1 and 2ply yarn and wish to use up but I need to twist or wind them together as I use a Bond USM machine and it knits best with an 8ply or worsted yarn.
Has anyone any ideas?
Thanks
Mandy ;)


Do you have a wool winder? Use it and wax the thread as you wind . That should do the trick.

Madkiwi
Oct 19, 2013 23:28:41   #
kingkid
 
when mum used to have a knitting machine she used to wind wool from cones threading the bottom cone thread thru the cone of the top one and wind them onto a wool winder and they twisted lovely she made a bracket to hold the cone just a wire loop to sit it into hope this helps
Oct 19, 2013 23:32:23   #
deemail (a regular here)
 
I knit on my bulky all the time without rewinding...just thread both yarns in at the same time...this is a Studio 155 but I did the same thing on my Brother plastic bed machine for a long time...you get some lovely effects
Oct 20, 2013 10:02:12   #
Hobbiknits
 
If none of these suggestions work, you can get hand yarn twisters or a bit expensive electric twisters. If you intend twisting a lot the electric is your best bet. I have tried all the other methods but never had a reliably mixed twist. The hand and electric give a really reliable twist at all times.
Oct 20, 2013 15:03:53   #
Mandy111
 
Thanks for your suggestions. I'll give your suggestions a go.
 
Oct 21, 2013 02:28:54   #
shirleycurly60
 
Do you have a spinning wheel? I have an electric one, works well(like plying).
 
          
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