Saturday, July 19, 2008

A Little Experiment

So, I've had this idea brewing in my head since before my vacation. Gradient dye a strip of roving from dark to light, split it down the middle, then spin each half onto a bobbin and chain ply each one. Ending up with (hopefully) 2 hanks of yarn that go from light/dark. A fun thing to knit into socks or use them alternately in light/dark stripes - and I'm sure there are many other cool things you could do with fiber/yarn like that.

This is my little (2.5oz) test roving. I was shooting for a pretty teal I'd managed to get the other day when I was dying for the shop, but it is still kind of too green. No matter, the main effect was achieved, and now its just the spinning (and knitting to see how it actually pans out) that is left. Good fun!


Anonymous Kathy said...

Hmmm. I'm interested to hear about the experiment.

12:28 PM  
Blogger Anne said...

Fun idea! Take lots and lots of pics! :)

12:47 PM  
Blogger Carole Knits said...

Sounds like a fun idea. Can't wait to see the results.

1:12 PM  
Anonymous jrlaurie said...

How clever! Anxious to see how it turns out.

1:18 PM  
Anonymous Chris said...

Ooo, I look forward to seeing the result. The roving looks good!

1:38 PM  
Blogger Danielle said...

You are planning to make these to sell, right?

4:56 PM  
Blogger Kat said...

Looking forward to the results.

8:08 PM  
Blogger Seanna Lea said...

This looks like a lot of fun.

I was going through my stash of dyable stuff (I unfortunately had packed my best yarn for dying) for an experiment a bit like this one only for a finished knit. I'll love to see the results from your project.

11:44 AM  
Anonymous Beth S. said...

I love this idea! And I hope you will run with it. :-)

2:50 PM  
Blogger MRS MJW said...

beautiful roving

2:34 PM  

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