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Dye Recipes from Your Kitchen Cabinets

Nervous about natural dyes? Start with these resources, including a PDF full of dyeing instructions and tips.

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Try a New Silk Prep: Kim McKenna’s Tussie Mussie

Struggling with silk slivers? Add this easy technique to your spinner’s toolbox.

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Kate’s Simple and Beautiful Cotton Shawl Pattern

Put your handspun to work, even if it’s imperfect! Kate designed this simple shawl to highlight handspun color and texture for beginning charkha spinners, but you can use this recipe for other fibers, too.

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The Kitchen Cast-Off Cowl

Do you have precious leftover yarns that deserve a project that lets them shine? Madeline’s dye samples inspired this great cowl pattern—a bonus for current Spin Off subscribers!

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Two-Yarn Slippers

With a durable yarn on the outside and a soft one on the inside, these slippers are cozy enough to wear all winter and strong enough to make it to spring.

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Happy Stitching: A Bargello Spindle Bag

A treat for subscribers featuring handspun yarn in needlework

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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!

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Pacing Pullovers: Small Sweaters for Hard Times

When spinning for a full-sized sweater isn’t an option, I’ve found it equally satisfying to work on a really small one, such as these sweet miniature sweaters.

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The Study in Pink Scarf

Make your own avocado-dyed, ikat-style scarf—no complex treadling or weaving patterns required. Based on traditional ikat resist-dyeing techniques, a modern, geometric design gets revealed in this soft and striking scarf.

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Alpaca Pleated Scarf

Harness the energy in high-twist yarns to create a collapse-fabric scarf.