In spinning, there are not many techniques that seem more full of magic to me than the double marl. In my latest foray into this charmed world of color, I took one braid of Polwarth in Cloudlover‘s Mulled Cider colorway…
I spun them together.
I was pretty uncertain about the singles at first because I wasn’t sure how those darker hues would sit with the almost Easter-like pastels. But that’s the magic of the double marl. Colors that you don’t expect to play nicely together often do.
After a bit of a hiatus, I got to plying and — sure enough — those colors do like each other.
And the resulting skein is a fantastic 650yards of heavy fingering weight 2-ply gorgeousness.
It’s a hint of autumn, a tidbit of spring, a whisper of summer, and a dash of a winter sunset. It’s the whole calendar year rolled into one skein. It didn’t quite take that long to make, but it took a good chunk of time to fully realize this magical, magical skein. With results like this though, how can I complain?