Hi folks, I really love this top, but I've had the crazy notion to spin the yarn for it, since it doesn't require a massively high yardage. I think I'd like to stick with variegated, so that the spinning is fun too, and would like people's opinions on colour-combinations!
I've decided to get some dyed Corriedale combed tops, and make a 2-ply bulky yarn. My plan is to have one ply being all one colour, but to make the other ply multi-coloured (ie., spin a tuft of colour A, then B, then C, then back to A, etc). The two strands will barber-pole, but the knitting should appear to be striped, as the multi-coloured strand should stand out more. (Clear as mud, right?)
I'm thinking of using the following colours:
They are all shown next to each other on this site:http://www.pmwoolcraft.co.uk/html/view_product.php?ProdID=1092&CatID=&start=18
Bu obviously the colours in the photo might be off! I think they're actually darker in real life, especially the grape jelly, as this site
has the same fibre with different photos, and there are slight differences.
So! The million dollar questions! Do you think I'm bonkers? Do the colours go well together, or should I rethink? Which colour should I pick to be the single-colour ply? I'm thinking Jelly Bean or Plum Duff (but that might have to depend on me sampling once I've bought the fibre).
I'd really appreciate any input, because Mr Bee is a) not really interested b) complaining I have too much fibre already, and why don't I use that instead (answer: I don't have enough of any one fibre!)