Every issue of PLY is a new treasure trove of amazing fiber delights. Each edition focuses on a single fiber or technique, and then digs deep with instructions, history, and gorgeous photography. There’s something for every level of experience too!
[Sorry, item discontinued or temporarily out of stock] is all about boucle. This lumpy, bumpy, and fun technique delivers spinners the thickest, wildest art yarns as well as delightfully delicate loops. You’ll find excellent step-by-step instructions for getting started. Topics include choosing the right binder and core, how to select fibers, and how different breeds compare, a differential shrinkage boucle, plus making boucle from silk, hemp, horsehair and more! There’s a great article on the convoluted history of this technique, as well as patterns for beautiful woven and knitted projects to show off your newly spun creations!
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For the spinner in search of a new challenge, or any fan of the most fantastical looking fibers, don’t miss the boucle issue of PLY!
[Sorry, item discontinued or temporarily out of stock] brings you “34 Bright and Beautiful” knits that offer a splash of Noro color as bright as the fall foliage. Check out all the other colorful treats, and access this issue’s free pattern link on page 2.
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One of our favorite pieces in this issue is the chevron scarf on page 28, by Sandi Prosser, which features one solid color contrasted with a variegated to really frame the colors as they change. It’s knit on size 9 needles and nearly any multi-colored, worsted weight yarn will look great paired with a solid in a similar weight. Try it in Noro Silk Garden Yarn, Noro Silk Garden Yarn, or Plymouth Gina Yarn. For a perfectly paired solid, single ply, try Lamb's Pride Worsted Yarn.
It’s an easy to memorize, repeating pattern, and a great way to show off your favorite variegated yarns. The whole issue is packed with cozy and bold colors to keep every winter day bright – enjoy!