These skeins were commissioned as a gift. They are what I call a Companion Set: two different, but harmonious, skeins with one deliberately simple in design, and one towards the art yarn end of the spectrum.
Here the plainer skein is inspired by dew drops on grass. It is spun from a mixture of mallard-green merino fibre blended with rainbow-dyed trilobal nylon. It was spun as a slim single and plied with a green glitter-thread. The companion skein is an art yarn. The blended fibre was spun as a gently-textured thick-and-thin single. I spun the butterfly charms straight into the fibre for stability, and the colourful flower buttons were threaded onto the same green glitter-thread before plying.
A cosmos in every sphere. Whole worlds, as far as the eye can see. Dew drops cling to every blade, flexing in the breeze, splitting the light that crosses its path, capturing its colour. Looking further afield, there the colours come into view. Less ephemeral there, though hardly permanent. The borders are home to delicate hues, flashes of bold colours. Life in many forms. Garden creatures flash by: circling, darting, diving through air. The fauna visits the flora, life cycles uniting to allow each to continue. Today’s dance promises the future.
1. Title: Dew Drops
Composition: Fibre: 70% merino 30% rainbow trilobal with a synthetic glitter-thread ply.
Weight: 104g / 20 WPI / sockweight
Length: 463m / 506yd
Care: Hand wash only. Dry flat.
Date: November 2016
Skein code: 0094a
Fibre: Merino, trilobal nylon
Source: World of Wool
2. Title: Flora and Fauna
Composition: Carded blend of cashmere, tussah silk, merino and trilobal nylon with a synthetic glitter-thread ply, metal charms and plastic buttons.
Weight: 133g /11 WPI / Irregular, worsted weight to DK average.
Length: 320m / 350yd
Care: Hand wash only. Dry flat. Hand wind only.
Date: November 2016
Skein code: 0094b
Fibre: Cashmere, Tussah silk, Merino and Trilobal nylon
Source: The Rainbow Fibre Fairy