This was my first attempt at a gradient yarn. The colours were inspired by the character of Venger from the Dungeons and Dragons cartoon series. I envisioned a black to grey to red progression (the grey section was hidden when the yarn was caked, but it is in there!), with colours swirling in and out as they transitioned. I carded together different ratios of coloured merino for each section, and then navajo plied the single in order to preserve the colour transition. I was pleased with how the yarn turned out, but won’t know how the final effect works unless the recipient is kind enough to share a picture of whatever she makes from the yarn.
Swirling, whirling vortex of entropy.
Clouds twist and billow around each other
Like the chaotic coils of a cooling flame.
Forces outside myself pull to the unknown.
Instinct threatens fear, until my mind says Stop!
For what is the unknown, if not an abundance of possibility?
Composition: 100% merino
Weight: 150g / 12 WPI / DK
Length: 350yd / 320m approx.
Care: Hand wash only. Dry flat.
Date: March 2015
Skein code: 0009
Fibre: Merino 70s, 21 micron
Source: Wingham Wool Work – Black, Pale Grey & Brick Red