Last week I got my spin on with multi colored fibers plied with naturals, creating a variety of marled yarns. This week I knit them. Come take a peek:
First up Spunky Eclectic colorway Diesel. Here are the yarns:
Diesel with naturals
And the swatches:
Spunky Eclectic Diesel swatches
I love all four of these – each natural brings out something different in the original fiber. I would be happy spinning and knitting a whole sweater out of any one of them. Yum.
Now Fiberstory. The yarns:
Fiber Story skeins
I feel exactly the opposite about these swatches. None of them do it for me, the yarns didn’t either. I think the brown is ok, but the rest seem to take away from the original colorway.
Last we have Abstract Fibers. The yarns:
Abstract Fibers plied with naturals
Abstract Fiber swatches
I like the two darker swatches here. The lighter swatches are too contrasty for me. I especially like the mid brown (upper right), all of the colors in the original colorway get highlighted, while in the dark brown only the green really shows.
Fun isn’t it?
What’s next? Before I start playing with mixing 2 or more variegated colorways, I want to show you a type of marling I’ve always liked.
Texture. Up until now I haven’t said what types of fibers I’ve been using because I wanted to focus on blending colored fibers with natural colored fibers. But what about the same colorway but different fiber types? I love that type of blending.
Here’s what I’ll be working with from cjkoho Designs:
cjkoho Designs colorway: Henry
cjkoho Designs oranges and gold
Left to right: Merino/tencel, silk, Merino and BFL.
Tune in next week for the fun.