Yesterday I showed a rack of yarns, and indicated #91 was already claimed:
That one on the left looked like this when it first came out of steamer, and I laid it out on the ramp — all nice and wet it was well over 8 feet long:
And then I released it from the top and wound it up (very loosely to prevent stretching it with too much tension) and it look like this (below). The darkening brown extends out almost to the edge, with a small amount of black at the end. This particular combination cannot be exactly duplicated — except for the yellow at the very start and the black at the very end, all the other colors were blends and mixed dyes. I can do similar, but not exactly the same.
A couple of weeks ago I did a similar thing with a skein of Phydlbitz Sock, but I knit it up double stranded, so that a pair of socks or mittens could be knit two-at-a-time. The center of the skein is at the center of the ball; the knitter can cut the very center and start knitting with the pink, or can take the two free ends of black to start knitting and just keep knitting until the center of the ball is reached. Again, it was made with mixed and blended dyes and can’t be exactly duplicated. This one is available on the Blog Reader Specials page, first come first served
Would you like a color gradient skein like this? It is a much more time consuming process (and more expensive), but it can be done on Phydlbitz or one of the lace weights. Just ask!