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.
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.
Look at the difference between a regular marl and double marl.
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.
Nice Yarn lady! You made me wish I had snapped up some of those before I left.
Oh wow, I love that! Now you’ve got me wondering what’s in my stash that I can play around with …
That’s really pretty!
Fabulous – I hadn’t heard of this and I am definitely going to try it. Thank you for sharing it with us!
Wow. That is gorgeous – And easy, too! I love Spinning Tuesdays!!
You inspire me!
I love how obvious the silk is and how that silky nature isn’t lost between the top to the yarn stages.
Nice. I will be giving this a try.
LOVE, Love, love the results!! Absolutely gorgeous.
Oh wow – that is gorgeous!
This reminds me of Noro Yuzen; I’m making a scarf with 2 colorways right now!
SA – Weeeet!
What a great technique!
Wow! That is gorgeous!
What beautiful yarn and beautiful spinning.
Thanks for explaining this idea as well as showing the results – they’re gorgeous. Like Jess I’m excited and need to go straight to my stash to see if I can apply it and perhaps spin enough for a larger project.
WOW! who knew a combination like that would be so pretty or muted. Once again totally inspired. Thanks for spinning Tuesdays my favorite day of the week.
Wow this is super cool. What happens if you do a 3 ply? I wonder….
That’s a great technique and I can’t wait to check candidates in my stash. Lovely.
Gorgeous! Nice comparison with the single marl. The double is more interesting. Love seeing your ongoing experimentation!
Interesting! I’ve just started spinning and haven’t been that adventurous yet. I’ve been reading your Tuesday blogs and am learning something new with each one. Thank you! I love the photos of your experimentations.
I forgot I meant to try this out. Holy heck does it look amazing, too! Real good blending of colors that you wouldn’t expect unless you tried it. (Or have done it long enough to know.)
I’ve been trying to hold two rovings together and spin them. I’ve tried not predrafting and predrafting to finger width and predrafting even smaller. I’ve tried tons of different ways to hold the yarn trying to keep both rovings at an even tension. I have even been watching my Intentional spinner video so much Judith MacKenzie McCuin might think I’m stalking her. Still isn’t coming out right any more ideas?
Great thechnique! I will try it!