In September, I added a 4 ounce braid of fiber to my monthly fiber club selection from https://www.etsy.com/shop/JuniperoDyeworks. 4 ounces of a BFL in the Rainbow Sherbet colorway. I was very interested in spinning a gradient yarn. A gradient yarn is one with long, slow color changes. When I receive the braid of fiber, it has not been dyed in a way to make the gradient that I wanted. It is in color blocks where about 4 inches of each color follow one another. To get the gradient that I want, I would have to take this braid apart and then put it back together. Over 3 months, I worked on dividing this fiber, organizing it and then spinning it back together into yarn.
The original fiber from Christy looked like this:
I then took the whole thing apart, putting it into relatively uniform color chunks.
The spinning seemed to take forever and the color changes were actually so gradual that I felt like I wasn’t making any progress!
After the spinning of the fiber was complete, then the fiber had to be plied. I chain plied this turning it into a 3-ply yarn while preserving the color progressions.
And the finished yarn! 240 yards progressing from light yellow through to orange to peach to dark pink and ending in a light pink.
More to be added as I determine what to knit with this.