I made batts yesterday by blending two colors together using my drumcarder.
In the picture above, the top row is the original colors, and the next rows show the degree of blending. I stopped after blending three times.
I knit this last night. I did it with purl on the outside and I tried Norwegian purling for the yarn carried in the left hand. I ended up switching yarns around so they weren’t always carried by the same hand. In fact at one point I had the yarns around my neck and I was just using my left hand. It seemed to stop the yarns from getting twisted up around each other.
Next: It would be interesting to see what would happen if the lighter color was the main color.
Pattern: Wrist Warmer self designed using Anna Zilboorg’s Turkish Stitches chart
Yarn: Knit Picks Cotton Shine Sport in blue (hydrangea) and pale green (silver sage)
Needles: US 1 (2.25 mm)
I cast on 48 stitches using a long tail cast on and knit k2, p2 rib for 5 rows. I then purled the body of the wrist warmer carrying the yarn in front.
For the first round I purled 2 blue, followed by 2 green for one round
For rounds 2 & 3 I purled in green above blue and blue above green.
Next I did two repeats of the Turkish stitch.
To end I repeated the 2 green and 2 blue
Finally k2,p2 rib for five rounds
Bind off using Russian/Grumperiana’s bind off.
Duplicate stitch the one spot where I had got a blue instead of a green. Sigh.
Sew in ends.
Grin widely as you turn it to the right side as it looks good.