counting in spinning

Counting in spinning is very different than how we count for knitting or crochet. Yes, we still (generally) use base-ten to count, but the whats and whys are very different.

Counting helps me spin a more consistent yarn. While you can make art yarn, I tend to focus on more traditional results and the resources below reflect that. Following is a small collection of links I’ve gathered that show some tips for successful counting. There are definitely many more!

WPI and grist


Wheel Ratios


Spinning consistent yarns & Control Cards

Merino Tencel by Happy Fuzzy Yarn in Cobalt.

Merino/Tencel singles in progress. Fiber by Happy Fuzzy Yarn in Cobalt.

Do you have a favourite tip for counting in spinning? I’d love to learn it, please share in the comments below.

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