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Wednesday, June 15

Malachite Long Gradient

June 15, 2016 Posted by Vaire ,

One of the reasons why it takes so long for me to start spinning a specific fibre is not having any idea what kind of yarn to make. This was not the case here. I had a plan from the start and I didn't even change my mind once since I bought it. Usually it keeps changing, but not for this.

Malachite Long Gradient

Spun from the second half of the Malarkey FracPacs from Yarnshine. I saved the two gradient batts from the 'pacs to make yarn with a long gradient from white to dark green. Or vice versa.


I used the standard flyer and it was another "let the fingers do the thinking" comfort spins. The more I spin, the more consistent I get, which is awesome. It turned out to be about fingering weight, which is also awesome. That is going to be perfect for a gradient shawl for someone.

Malachite, both gradients

Both Malachite gradients side by side. I love how they are similar, but not the same — one textured, one smooth. One changing colour slowly, one often. Both are beautiful and I am very happy with how they turned out.