Spin the Rainbow

I can finally do an acceptable chain ply (aka navajo ply) without tying myself in knots as I become a human crochet hook.

This Kauni pencil roving, gifted to me by a friend,

Photo of Kauni pencil roving

became this chain ply:

Photo of chain-plied Kauni pencil roving

I got about 216 yards.  It’s probably worsted weight, but I never really know until I start knitting it up.

This yarn is a bit on the, um, strong side of the yarn-softness spectrum.  I have no idea what I’m going to make.  Maybe it will go into a colorwork yoke or become a slouchy hat or fabulous legwarmers.

What have you knit with gradient yarns?  Or what do you want to make with gradient yarns?

  6 comments for “Spin the Rainbow

  1. Pat Kloosterman
    January 12, 2016 at 12:56 pm

    Wow, Carol! Nice yarn. I’m still learning to ply, period! I’ve only knit 1 thing with gradient yarn and it was a dress for my 10yr old (at the time) granddaughter! I used a cotton Be Sweet yarn and the dress is adorable. You can see a picture on my Ravelry projects…..My Rav name is knitachallenge if you want to friend me there!

    • January 12, 2016 at 1:48 pm

      Thank you so much, Pat! I’m glad we reconnected last weekend. I will come find you on Ravelry.

  2. January 12, 2016 at 1:30 pm

    Oooh I love this! Navajo plying is difficult at first – I’m glad you stuck with it because look at this gorgeousness 🙂 I love fingerless mitts with gradients because with gradients like this, you would actually have two matching by starting at each end! So cool 🙂

    • January 12, 2016 at 1:54 pm

      Thank you so much, Rachel!

  3. Debbie Jozwik
    January 12, 2016 at 5:24 pm

    Very gorgeous yarn. I think a couple of slouchy hats. Winter bleakness needs more color!

    • January 13, 2016 at 12:35 pm

      I wholeheartedly agree!

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