For someone who doesn’t care for the look of marled yarns, I spend a lot of time playing with them. I think I like the idea that it’s an easy way to blend color.
During my class with Amy King she showed us what I like to call a double marl. It’s fun, it’s easy and the results are gorgeous.
I chose 2 variegated BFL/silk Abstract Fibers tops. One that I liked and one, not so much.
Abstract Fibers BFL/Silk
I stripped the fiber into pinky width strips
I held the two strips together as a spun my singles, creating a marled single. Then plied the singles together in a 2-ply. The effect is densely mixed up colors. My favorite kind of marl so far.
A little bit of gorgeous
Look at the difference between a regular marl and double marl.
Double marl on the left, regular marl on the right
I like this way of marling so much I spun 8 ounces. I think next time I’ll choose colorways that have fewer colors in common, just to see what happens.