Well I gave in and opened that braid of fibre that I just bought, and boy was I ever surprised. Never when I have bought fibre before has is ever come in an actual braid. Sure it’s called a braid but it’s actually a fancy crochet chain and the fibre is actually one long string of combed top. This was not the case with this fibre, it was an actual three stranded braid! I really don’t know how I didn’t notice it before.
Now I’m thinking that since I want to spin it for socks that I have a couple of options. Either I spin a traditional three ply and just leave the colours as they are in the individual strands of the braid and where the colours go they go or I could do something like break it all up into fauxlags and spin a gradient and either 2ply it or n-ply it. I’m torn, both of them sound like they might be fun.
What do you think? Do you have any other ideas for how to spin it?