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.