It’s amazing how fiber choice and spinning technique can change the appearance of your finished yarn.
Both of these yarns were dyed by the same dyer (Into the Whirled) in the same colorway (The Woods).
Both were spun from carded roving. But what a difference these other characteristics make:
Yarn 1 Yarn 2
Fiber Merino/SW Merino/Silk Masham wool
Spinning style Worsted Semi-woolen (I think)
Plying Chain (3-ply) 2-ply
Weight Fingering/sport Aran/bulky
The shine of the silk really comes through in yarn 1. All of the colors seem extra-vibrant.
In yarn 2, all of the colors seem warmer and more muted.
Fascinating, don’t you think?
* Disclaimer: I only spun yarn 1. Yarn 2 came to my happy hands from a fellow spinner who was cleaning out her stash.
They both are very beautiful and it is amazing how they turn out different on a different fiber. Beautiful though.
It’s subtle but very interesting.
I concur – fascinating.
Makes me want to see it on more different fibers.
Wow–your handspun is so even! They’re both pretty and look just right for a bright hat or cowl.
Evenness is ever my goal. Unless it’s the opposite.
Fascinating, and gorgeous.
wow! That is fascinating indeed! And beautiful
The latest issue of Spin Off has really inspired me to start playing with color more. Do you get Spin Off over in Germany?
I have not seen it (yet) but will let you know as soon as I do. Thanks for the hint!
Very cool! The color way seems so happy and spring-timey; perfect for this time of year.
My thought too. I am definitely craving color in my spinning right now.
Can’t wait to see what you do with it
I’m really not sure myself.
Such lovely handspun!
Thank you. I wonder if there is a way I can use them together. In a good way. Not in a because-I-can way.
Beautiful! I look forward to seeing how you use the yarn. Lotsa possibilities. Thanks.