Gradient on Gradient
The color is so beautiful that I ordered 4 braids. After my first attempt at fractal spinning, I thought that technique would work well with a gradient as long as the colors were relatively close to one another. I split the braid length-wise and spun the first bobbin as a straight gradient. The second 1/2 of the braid was split lengthwise as finely as I could manage. I actually ended up making little sections of fine roving throughout the length so that they did not fall apart. Then I started with a raspberry end and spun to the cream. Next I picked up a cream end and spun to the raspberry. And on, and on. In this photo you can see how much longer the repeats are on the first bobbin:
Typical me, when I was plying I was not sure if my experiment had worked. Then when I wound it onto my kniddy-knoddy I was intrigued.
And all skeined up. It has since been washed, thwacked, and is now drying.
I think that the effect would have been more dramatic with 2 braids, one spun as a full gradient, the other fractally spun.
Now, what to make that will show off my subtle spinning experiment? A cowl has been suggested. I am not a fan of the “shawlette” (actually most things -ette, if you are going to do something, go full hog). Perhaps a scarf. I am looking forward to knitting with this pink on pink yarn.