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Choosing your First Set of Hand Cards

How do you choose your first set of hand cards? Do you like lacey yarns? Do you like really fine, fine yarns? Or do you like sport weight or DK weight yarns? What tugs at your heart? Because if you get a set of hand cards that’s 56 point, they’re not going to handle those fine, fine fibres as well as a 72 point or 112 point set of hand cards. You have to think about the kind of yarn you want to spin and that’ll help you decide what size of hand cards that you should size. 


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