Lightening is based on the colours that run through the sky as lightening strikes through darken clouds.
The colour is a kettle dyed variegation, meaning that no two bumps are the same even in the same dye pot. This gives you some interesting themes to work on when spinning and felting your work.
This was a colourway featured in my Fibre Club #2.
I have spun and knit two samples for inspiration;
- Single ply lace weight on 3mm needles. 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 Aran weight on 5mm needles. Tearing the braid into two equally portions and spinning directly from the top allows the colours to marl much more in knitting.
Here is some spinning from elainethehill on Ravelry, who really shows off the colours in her two ply spinning.
As usual I have been looking for some projects that I think might capture our imagination and here they are...
Links: gap-tastic-cowl, camp-out-fingerless-mitts, noro-spiral-one-skein-hat and bit-rate-shawlette.
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