These are the tonals that Spunky Eclectic are making.
That’s the whole series of them. They’re somewhat similar to the almost solids except that i combined 3-4 colors into one to make one cohesive colorway that isn’t going to be drastically differently like most handpaints. This is going to work to give me a lot more heathers if that’s what I want. Or it can be completely variegated. How?
I made 2 samples for this. One is a stand alone singles yarn that I didn’t split or predraft in any way. I just spun it end to end. The other is one I split up/predrafted a bunch so the colors would get homogenized a bit. The 2 yarns together don’t look all that different but when I knit them they will most definitely show up differently.
I achieve that test sample without knitting but wrapping some yarn around a piece of cardboard. No, it’s not as good as a swatch but this girl is busy and so are you. This is an acceptable way to test how the color is going to look, pre-swatching. Yes, you still need to swatch for gauge but that’s a different thing. This is color swatching.
You can see the difference right? This is part of why it’s hard when someone asks me “what is that going to look like spun up”. I don’t know. What is your predrafting method? What is your spinning method? Are you plying it? How many plies?
If you want to hear me talking more about this – here’s the video.
PS… for the non-spinners, I also make this colorway set in yarn but you can see that it’s really vastly different looking then it comes out in handspun.