The colour is a kettle dyed variegation, meaning that no two bumps are the same even in the same dye pot. The bump and sample illustrated show this clearly... the bump is lighter and paler (reds to almost pinks), where as the sample is much richer). This gives you some interesting themes to work on when spinning and felting your work.
I have spun and knit two samples for inspiration;
- Single ply cobweb weight on 3mm needles for an air-like feel. Spinning my fibre direct from the top allows the colours to play out as they appear in the braid and lightly blend via drafting.
- Two ply Lace weight on 3mm needles. Tearing the braid into two equally portions and spinning directly from the top allows the colours to marl much more in knitting.
I thought it might be quite nice to see what other sort of spinning projects might be good for use with this colourway (of course there a number of felting uses too).
I've tracked down some pattern that I think you could easily spin 100g to make. These are;
Links: botanical-cowl, noro-bias-lace-scarf, stripy-mitts and reverse-rib-mitts.
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