Both yarns were spun from the same fiber: Frabjous Fibers BFL roving in the Balsam colorway. Both even use the same number of plies: 3. But the similarities end there.
The yarn on the left:
Spun: On a drop spindle. This was one of my first spinning projects.
Storage: The yarn was wound off my spindle into 3 center-pull balls. And then it sat for three or four months.
Plying: A few months after I acquired my first spinning wheel, I decided to try plying the three balls together.
Color: We see a pretty even color blend.
Comments: The whole thing looks a little bit…chewed upon. Textured and inconsistent. Not surprising given my inexperience.
The yarn on the right:
Spun: Last week on my Lendrum.
Storage: None to speak of. It just finished drying.
Plying: Chain plied.
Color: We see more stripyness and less blending due to the plying method used. It also looks like the colors of the earlier hank are a bit darker overall. The hanks are not from the same dye lot so this is possible.
Comments: It doesn’t look like a velociraptor had its way with it. A lot smoother and more consistent.