So the 1950’s song by Guy Mitchell (I never felt more like singing the blues) was running through my brain as I was spinning this beautiful fibre: a luxury blend of 60& Merino wool, 20% Yak, and 20% silk, Hand painted by woolgatherings fibres. www.woolgatheringsfibres.com
I first split the roving in half lengthwise, then laid each half in a lazy S to determine the way it was dyed.
I then split it where each piece “turned”, splitting at the lightest and darkest ends.
I spun each half of the roving, using all the lightest fibres first, then the next colour, then the next, ending with the darkest colour. Spinning was a fine short backward worsted draw. The two bobbins were plyed together and the colours matched up nicely.
Resulting in a beautiful gradient cake of gorgeousness.
The cake is 484 yards of two ply luxury. It’s going to make a very pretty shawl.
Love those blue colours. Your shawl should be stunning.
Thanks, Vicki, Can’t decide if it will be a knit or woven shawl, but I will show you when it is done.
How gorgeous! It’ll be great fun to see what you make with it!
Right now the yarn cake is on the edge of my desk, where I can admire it as I work. It is pushing me to skip the project line-up and jump to the front of the line.