Kate Larson

Kate Larson is the editor of Spin Off and spends as many hours as life allows in the barn with her beloved flock of Border Leicesters.


Cabling Without a Cable Needle: The Towline Hat

Did you see our bonus project for Spin Off subscribers, the Towline Hat? Whether you are working on this cozy cabled hat or another project with knitted cables, you might find this tutorial for working cable stitches without a cable needle helpful.

Spin Off Call for Submissions Winter 2023: Memory

For spinners, “memory” can evoke images of crimpy wools, bouncy yarns, heirloom tools, and more. Tell us what it means to you and share your article and project ideas with Spin Off!

Solace Spinning 2: Plying a Sweet Scrap Yarn

During the long days of summer, Kate indulged in shorter, more frequent spinning breaks. Those little pockets of time left her feeling refreshed and created loads of singles! Now it’s time to ply for a scrappy sweater.

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A Little Gift: The Towline Hat

The Spin Off editorial staff cooked up a special end-of-year surprise for our subscribers. We are grateful for your support!

My Three Favorite Lessons from Watching Judith Spin Silk

Build your spinning skills with Judith MacKenzie’s new video course on unusual silks.

Spin Off Winter 2022: The Blends Issue

Join us as we explore fiber combinations that bring out the best in each other.

Kate Larson’s Carding Wool FAQ

I found the carding methods that are best for my body, the fibers I use, and the variety of yarns I want to spin.

Natural Dyes: Foraging for Local Color

What colors are near to hand?

Discover Accessories You'll Love: Spin Off Fall 2021

Explore our annual Fall tool issue, dedicated to the extra accessories that make spinning such a joy.

Roving Reporter: Travel Hacks—What Spinning Equipment To Pack

Last week, I wrote about a few pieces of spinning equipment to leave at home. This week I'm offering: Spinning Travel Hacks: what spinning equipment you should pack.