Melanie Smith

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Adventures in Fleece: Cozy up with a build-your-own breed study

This crochet blanket from the Spring 2015 issue of Spin Off highlights a variety of sheep breeds and only requires about 30 yards of handspun per a square..

Make Cables Pop: Spin the Best Yarn for Knitting Cables

In an excerpt from Melanie Smith’s Spin Off Winter 2017 article, “Spin for Cables: How to Make the Perfect Cable Knitting Yarn,” she explores how different handspun yarns behave in cables.