|Pastel Rainbow Merino Wool Spinners Pack by OnTheRound|
|Split your roving into 2 even pieces.|
|split your roving in halves or thirds.|
|Keep joining the new colors all on one bobbin.|
|Wind your full bobbin off into a center pull ball.|
After you have finished spinning your single, be sure to give your yarn at least 12 hours to rest before plying. Allowing your yarn to rest will help ensure your finished yarn is balanced.
|Remove some yardage from the single to make the colors line up.|
I like each color change to have a slight overlap. For example, I like the pink to merge in with the orange for a yard or so before the 2 orange strands come together. If you feel like there is too much color overlap, break color strand off that is too long to remove the extra yardage. Reattach where the new color begins and continue plying. You can see in the picture above I had to remove a bit from all most all of the color changes.
|Ta-Dah! Finished 2ply, self striping yarn.|
And that's it! Now you have a perfect self striping skein of handspun yarn.
Self striping yarn is super fun to knit up. It is ideal for hats and cowls, the yoke on a sweater or my personal favorite, shawls! If you have two skeins of matching striping yarn you could make a pair or striped socks or some mittens!
Whatever you choose to do- get creative and have fun!
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