I finally decided to do something about a large bag of cakes of singles that have been “resting” in a drawer for at least a year.
The funny thing about plying singles that have been around a while is that the spinning twist has gone dormant.
That means that when you ply them, they are going to act like they are over twisted.
The magic happens in the wash — when you wet finish your yarn. Your spinning twist comes back to life, pairs up with your plying twist, and voila! Balanced yarn!
The next time you see this yarn, it will be on a loom!