Weight: 64 g / 2 1/4 oz
Length: 12" Shaft 4" Whorl
Style: Top Whorl
This spindle was on my "need" list for several years after seeing this on Marihana's stash page. My friend Susan noticed one for destash on Ravelry and I instantly jumped on it.
The fibre pictured is my Nov 2013 club shipment from North Bound Knitting. Cheviot wool in the colourway "The Talented Mr. Ripley"
My first opinion on this spindle was one of slight disappointment. It's a very slow spinner. I was plying a sample of Corriepaca (Rubber Grapes - Spunky Eclectic June 2010), After about 5 mins of 2 plying, I didn't like how it was looking. I broke the yarn and chain plyed the rest. I got about 56 yards. This was a little slow going for me and for those who know me know that I'm more of an instant gratification person. I also found the weight to be a big factor. The singles were spun on an IST so they were a bit too fine to be plied on such a heavy spindle. I may give this one another chance in the future with a heavier yarn.
Length of spin: 46.9 seconds (average of three tests)
Fibre storage ability: VERY good
Overall Rating (as a plying spindle): 7/10
Don't ask me how to pronounce Mjolinor, it is one of Greensleeves Scandinavian style spindles and its design is based off a spindle found in Northern Europe in an archaeological dig. I will give this spindle another try later on when I have some larger skeins to ply. There is a lot of potential in this gentle giant.