Hi all,
I love combed locks to spin, however I find that for plyed yarn I prefer to spin from the butt end first, this is because the fibre is more slippery to draft and I don't smooth the yarn in spinning,(I use roll back technique to ensure even yarns) By smoothing the yarn in plying I am actually using the roughness of the bent scales to join the two singles together, I find that this gives a much more finished look to the yarn, rather than it looking like two singles that are twisted together.

Sue Macniven
World record spinner & Advanced fly caster