I wanted to try fractal yarn. Why? I don’t know; I only like solids so I can color block. I didn’t expect I would like the final product so I used some Mystery Yarn. Heaven only knows when and where I acquired it–clearly a sample pack–but it had 8 colors, so it qualified for my task.
First I separated the hunks into two equal-ish piece. So far so good. I weighed them to make sure and planned to use 3-5 grams of each color.
Then I laid them out in the order I wanted. (These are not the colors I would have chosen, but beggars can’t be . . . .
Next I placed the second set of fibers in the reverse order of colors. This seems simple, but I majored in stupid mistakes. I’m also ADD. So–I photographed them for future reference and double checked as I added a new color.
Normally I would have just jumped in and started spinning. However, I went to Jan Smiley’s Carolina Fiber Fling recently and took two classes from Martha Owens, Spinning Icon. No more willy nilly, seat of the pants spinning for me. I been educated.
I prepared the first color and spun a sample to decide how I wanted the yarn to look.
I taped the sample to a card. Forgot to list the whorl. Ratio? What’s that? Note I sprayed the yarn with baby oil before prepping it. It was a bit sticky and wouldn’t draft well.
Some of the pieces were top and some were roving. I like woolen yarn so I carded some of the tops. Actually I carded all of them to get more air into the yarn. (More air = more warmth)
I used 29 grams of fiber and after plying I had 73.5 yards of OMG beautiful yarn.
Just out out of the degreasing wash.
Dried on a stair post in the back yarn.
Totally surprised that I love it. Needs to become a cowl.