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The random thoughts and musings of Delle

18 Aug

Fractal spinning

When fractal spinning, it is usual to make a 2 ply yarn. Instead, I tried to be clever, and make a 3 ply. As such it wasn’t an entirely successful fractal, I don’t think, but it was fun and interesting.

I started by taking my fibre and laying it out

Then split it into 3

The first third was left alone, the second was split in two and the third was split in four. This is where I think I went wrong. I think it would have been better to have split the second into three and the third into nine. Of course, I don’t think there was enough fibre to split a third into nine, but in theory, that’s what I should have done.

I then spun the fibre into individual plies. This is a photo of the third which wasn’t split further.

For those who are a bit lost, I shall try some further explanation. Because each ply is spun to about the same thickness, one ply goes through the colour repeats once, one ply goes through the colour repeats twice and the final ply goes through the colour repeats four times. The result, when plied, looks like this.

When knitted up, it looks like this

Or this

3 Responses to “Fractal spinning”

  1. 1
    Eileen Says:


    My knitting has fallen by the way side, I’m afraid, but I fully intent to pick it up again in October after my exam.

  2. 2
    Simon Says:

    That is rather cool.

  3. 3
    Crystal Says:

    That is so neat! It’s like magic!
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