My favourite yarn to spin and most popular in the shops are something I call Singles Boucle. I learned this technique from the book The Intentional Spinner, and it's one of the most popular yarns to sell at the local shop. It's also one of my favourite yarns to spin as it requires minimal fibre prep and is like combining pying and spinning all in one action.
For this tutorial, I borrowed an e-Spinner Super Jumbo. Lat's face it, I'm not much of an e-Anything, but having a wheel with huge bobbins, massive yarn guides and orifice, and can spin at a quick speed! This e-Spinner Super Jumbo is tailor made for spinning this kind of yarn.
Here's how you spin boucle singles
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With this yarn, there is no perfect. It is the wabi-sabi of handspun yarns. The joy of it is to create an imperfect, lumpy, funny, silly yarn with enough twist to hold together while in use. Since you'll be blocking this yarn before using it, don't be afraid to add extra twist while spinning.
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