Wednesday, March 21, 2007

2-ply or Navajo ply?

Tamarack and Spruce superwash merino/tencel fiber from Spinning Bunny, 8 oz of singles, now how to ply?


The top is a Navajo 3-ply, the bottom a standard 2-ply.
Sample plied for feedback. Keep in mind, that the complete color range isn't shown in either sample.


Again, the Navajo plied sample above, and the 2-ply sample below.


Which do you like better?

12 Comments:

At 8:40 AM, Blogger Trillian42 said...

Hmm... both are pretty, but I like the Navajo plied one better. I think the colors are a little clearer.

 
At 8:57 AM, Anonymous Caroline M said...

I'll delurk to say that I prefer the three ply. I prefer the bright colours over speckles. (Ask me again tomorrow and I might prefer speckles) I think I'm influenced by the apple green in the top sample, it's a lovely colour especially next to the teal.

 
At 9:43 AM, Blogger Harlem Purl said...

I'm delurking also to add my two cents. Although I like them both, I would have to say I like the navajo plied because the colors are a little crisper (brighter) as compared to the two ply which looks a little murkier.

 
At 10:35 AM, Blogger Cheesy Knit Wit said...

I like the Navajo plied yarn best.

 
At 10:35 AM, Blogger Carolyn said...

I agree, the Navajo plied one shows the colours off better.

 
At 11:23 AM, Blogger Bezzie said...

I guess I'm the voice of dissent. I like the two ply!

 
At 12:03 PM, Blogger String Bean said...

I like the Navajo ply better. I like how it keeps the olors together and, IMO, shows them off better.

 
At 12:29 PM, Blogger Elizabeth said...

Navajo plied. I like how the colors stay separate.

 
At 12:49 PM, Blogger Molly said...

Navajo ply. One of the things I'm struggling with in my own spinning is that I just plain don't like marled yarns--but I hate singles, too. So it's getting to the point where I'll either spin only solids or Navajo-ply everything!

I think the Navajo-plied sample will knit up the best, too. You should swatch them and ask again!

 
At 2:17 PM, Blogger Karen said...

The navajo ply! More yellowy-green, which I like. :)

 
At 5:37 PM, Blogger Magatha said...

Navajo ply, but hey I have no idea except the instant impression of my eye! I don't have a clue about spinning.

 
At 11:49 PM, Blogger Jennifer said...

I like the Navajo ply...I like the color continuation, i.e. the non-speckled effect.

Just my $0.02....says the gal waiting for her WHEEL....grr....

 

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