Many people hold two strands or even three together to emulate a heavier weight yarn. How about 4 plyed together?
The green isn’t really that yellow, but my iPhone did a fine job of capturing the twist, I mean the gist of this yarn.
It wasn’t until I started this 4-strand cable that I realized that the Waterlily I’m using is itself a 4-strand cabled yarn. Each strand is a two ply, so this yarn has a total of 32 plies.
For each skein, I used 4 balls of Waterlily. I added extra twist to each skein on my wheel, filling all four of my bobbins. The bobbins aren’t big enough to ply this much yarn onto them anyway, so it didn’t matter that I used them all up. To ply them together, I pulled out one of those big bottom whorl spindles you gave me a number of years ago. It took a bit of time, but it did the trick.
I’ll cast on tomorrow. After the 8 inches of snow that we shoveled today, it is apparent a big cowl could still find some use here.