I made this rolag set as a sunset-inspired gradient, and decided to spin it as a single gradient yarn. Here you can see the process of selecting each colour to spin in turn:
I love the addition of the linen in this yarn. Its bright white seems to intensify the beautiful, rich colours, and it adds an interesting bit of texture to the yarn.
You may not recognise the golden flax from the field of blue flowers.
It’s hidden inside the stems, needing work from the hands and sweat from the brow to free the fine fibres.
The colours change as the sun descends:
Bright white at first, so the sights of the field are vibrant and clear.
Honey yellow matures to deeper shades.
Tangerine sky becomes cherry red,
As darkness creeps up to put flax to bed.
Title: Sunset over the flax field
Weight: 100g / 13 WPI / DK
Length: 195m / 214yd approx.
Care: Hand wash only. Dry flat.
Date: July 2015
Skein code: 0059
Fibre: 21 micron merino, linen, angelina
Source: Rolags by Story Skeins