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What Is the Oldest Knitting in the “New World?”

Historic knitting can challenge our spinning assumptions. Cotton for socks? A garter-stitch heel? Learn about the socks a community of sixteenth-century Peruvian knitters left behind—and more!

Spinning for the Woolgrowers Hat & Cowl

Island shepherd Sarah Pope designed this sweet hat and cowl for Farm & Fiber Knits. Read her tips on choosing fibers and spinning for these squishy knits—and get the patterns!

Coming Soon: Handspun for Handknits: Spin Off Summer 2024

Meet the spinner behind our cover-girl skeins and find out what our upcoming issue has in store! See some of the oldest knitting in the Americas, weave some Norwegian bands, and explore twist direction in flax.

Combing Wool with Milk (yes, it’s a thing)

Among the things that make it easier to comb wool are starting with well-scoured locks and adding a lubricant. Find a recipe to make your own!

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Your Finished Object: Colorful Helix Socks

See how one knitter spun random colors from various bits of leftover roving into colorful sock yarn, then used helical knitting for a fun striped pair of socks.

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Spinning in Color for Pin-Loom Weaving, Plus 2 Great Patterns!

How do different yarn structures impact your pin-loom squares? See Madeline’s inspiring samples and get weaving this summer.

Following Fiber to the Source

You are most likely familiar with a CSA, a community-supported agriculture group, which provides members with fresh produce. But have you heard of a fiber CSA?

Flax How-To: 4 Quick Tips

Whether spinning flax for the first time, or the hundredth, these great tips will help smooth the way.

Wild Core Spinning: Tips from a Texture Lover

Tempted by art yarns but don’t know where to start? Ashley walks you through several core-spinning tutorials that focus on controlling texture, allowing you to create a range of yarns from smooth to wild.

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Deeper Shades: Modifying Dyed Fibers with Tannin and Iron

Modify the color of your dyed fibers by adding iron and tannin post-dye.

Spin Off Made Me a Spinner!

Frequent Spin Off contributor Devin Helmen ruminates on how it all started.

New to Bandweaving? 3 Helpful Hints Plus Bonus Video Tips

Katrina shares her top three tips for bandweaving she learned from expert weaver Angela K. Schneider, plus a video with four more tips!

A Colorful Spring: Spinning for Colorwork

Spinners are stretching the boundaries of colorwork this spring in Spin Off's annual spin-along.

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Skill Guide: Working with Silk Hankies

There's more than one way to spin a hankie! We've gathered some expert advice, tips, and projects to inspire your silk spinning.

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