The miracle fiber!
Nylon is renowned for it's durability, which is a direct result of it's flexibility and elastic recovery properties. Where would we be without nylon? Brought to the consumer world after its invention in 1938 as the first synthetic fiber. Most popularly used in stockings and socks and... Read More
It was very easy to blend and spin with merino using my drop spindle. I think it'll be wonderful knitted up for socks.
Within 48 hours, the site had a 20% off sale. Which left me wondering, why I paid full.price. I do like the mix of nylons. They're great to blend for socks, etc!
Spinning with this fiber is a dream
Service was wonderful as always. I found this product difficult to use, it felt very much like plastic. When I added it to other fibers it made them very clumpy, and again the feeling was there. I am not a novice spinner, but I am not an expert, so pehaps the fault is with me and not the fiber. I' m sure if I was able to blend it better it would have a softer feel. I will continue to expeiment!
I bought the nylon roving to because I was spinning for socks and wanted them to last. Since I was using a hand dyed wool and didn't want to disrupt the colors, I didn't want to blend the nylon in. Instead, I dyed some of the nylon (dyed beautifully) and spun a thin ply. It drafted and spun very smoothly, and my sock yarn is wonderful. I will definitely keep this in stock. I'm thinking about using it in other projects to blend with fibers that tend to pill.