Sticks & String

A podcast by an Australian bloke who knits.

Show 91 – Wrapping Paper

Welcome to series 10.
Thank you this week to Deb for sending me the Mon Tricot book, it contains some amazing things.
Some correspondence answered in this week’s show (a new feature)

What’s happening
Courthouse Stitch’n’Bitch   Every Sunday at the Courthouse Hotel Newtown 1:30pm
Mens Australian Knitting Retreat   Jenolan Caves House 10-13 July 2009
NSW Knitters Guild (Blue Mountains Division)   3rd Saturday of each month at the Blaxland Community Centre
Sydney Royal Easter Show Knitting Competition   Entries for the Arts section open on 3 November
Sydney Sity Klickers   Every second Saturday at Barmuda, Australia Street Newtown

This show’s music
Ron Costlow    Sweetpea     (Magnatune)

From the bottom of the knitting bag
Books
Mon Tricot 1300 Pattern Stitches, Advice, Hints  by Mon Tricot (link)

You can contact me at david AT sticksandstring DOT com DOT au or
podcast AT sticksandstring DOT com DOT au
I’m on Ravelry as DavidReidy.
My Blackberry pin is 2528FD42.
My Amazon wish list is here.
I’m sure that you know to replace the at with AT with @ and DOT with . but maybe the spam bots 

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1 February 2009 - Posted by | knitting

1 Comment »

  1. I hope this is the right blog to comment on. (I think it’s the .org one that doesn’t get to you?)

    There are two different meanings to ply. The meaning normally used is the twisted strands combined to make the yarn. (Noun: the strand itself, verb: the act of twisting the strands together.)

    The second meaning is used when discussing weight, for example, I think 10 ply is aran weight. (But don’t quote me on that.) When roving comes off the carder, it is in big, fluffy “ropes”. Another machine drafts the ropes down a set amount, but always the same set amount. In order to get different thickness yarns, then, different numbers of these drafted-down rovings get spun together, frequently into yarns with a different number of “plies” than the number of “plies” used to describe the weight. Does that make sense?

    Comment by norinoricum | 11 February 2009 | Reply


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