Then I wanted to try it with yarn I made, instead of sewing thread. So, follow the bouncing ball (of yarn!):
- I spun a singles Z twist
- I plied the singles S twist
So far, normal two ply yarn.
- Then I spun the yarn Z twist with some fiber.
- Then I plied the resulting yarn S twist on itself.
I got the same interesting helical effect as with the thread, of course. It wasn't terribly uniform, so it created a sort of interesting funky yarn. It's in the photo, on the right. I think it's overspun and overplied.
I want to see how it knits up - I fear it might not be very attractive.