The octo drop spindle is another top whorl drop spindle, great for beginners or for spinners on the go. This model is smaller and even more compact and the whirl is octagonal shaped. It is featured in the Louet Drop Spindle Kit. This drop spindle weighs 41g (1.43 oz.)
Product Review By: Anna Latek
The drop spindle that started it all! Well, for me at least.
This is a top-whorl drop spindle that is beautiful in it's simplicity. There are no frills with this spindle, but if you want a good mid-weight whorl with strength and durability to spare, this is the spindle for you. It works best for beginners (this is the spindle I learned on), and once you get comfortable with the mechanics of spinning, it works best for DK to light-worsted weight yarns.
Well-balanced, sturdy enough to survive a few drops to concrete flooring, and adorable in it's own geometric way, the Louet Octo spindle is still my go-to workhorse spindle, all at a price that can't be beat!