Color study part 1 - love(1)
Tour de Fleece

Last year I spun up a cormo-alpaca blend in three natural shades of grey and brown, and plied them together.  These knit up to a nice tweed effect in the final fabric.

Cormo Alpaca

So with the modified chain ply on BFL, and this 3-ply faux tweed on the brain, I set up a few other variations.

Bobbin one: a single of yellow/red/grey Targhee

Bobbin two: a silver and rust BFL/silk single

Bobbin three: a pink and purple merino single.

Chaining with two of the singles held together, and the third held alongside, changing whichever the plain ply strand was after each pass through the chain.

Lesson one from that: rest the singles better and use a tensioned lazy kate.  It requires an awful lot of tangled juggling otherwise.  It's an interesting yarn, and I'm curious to try this again with a better set-up.

Color study, seven ply modified chain

Just for fun and to make some comparison knit swatches later, the rest of the singles got turned into some more normal yarns.

Bobbin 1 as a normal chain ply:

Color study normal chain ply brights

Bobbins 1 and 3 as a two ply:

Color study two ply brights

Bobbins 2 and 3 as a two ply:

Color study muteds two ply

Only one swatch in so far, I'm curious to get all four ready and lined up side by side.


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