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?



Title: Vortex

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

Status: Gifted

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