It was a lot of fun!
First out are the four single thread 4ply BFL blanks.
Pretty cool, eh!
And here are the wound up balls. I'm very pleased! I guess the gradient burgundy yarn could have had a more noticeable gradient, but I think these will be very nice knitted up as shawls!
4ply 100% BFL wool, 100grams/400 meters – $38 + shipping
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I had also made seven blanks of 4ply merino/silk/nylon that I knitted double so that it can be used for two identical socks.
As you can see, some of them have the first 3-4 meters in a different colour so that it will give a thin edge at the top of the sock.
I was happy with the blanks but got very disappointed when I unraveled them to dry... The dye has not penetrated the yarn properly so it looks quite mottled... There are even white spots... I guess they will still look ok knitted but it's not the way I wanted my sock blank yarn to look!
First I thought my blanks had been to tight. But they really weren't so I think it's the blend of the yarn. I think the silk made the two threads stick to each other.
Next time I will knit the merino/silk single thread for shawls and knit the BFL double for socks. It actually makes sense since the BFL is so fantastic for socks and the merino/silk is great for shawls! Lesson learned!