The roving started out like this:
Once spun up and plied using a chain (Navajo) plying method to maintain the stripes, the finished yarn looks like this.
Extreme close up
I think the yarn is plenty pretty enough on its own, but throw in some pathetic doggy faces and it just gets better.
I love the finished yarn. I had some worries that the colors wouldn't blend well, especially where opposite colors abutted, like where cyan sits next to orange. But I didn't get muddy colors, probably because there's so much negative (white) space in the colorway, instead I got really rich tones in some areas and soft almost iridescent transitions that just glow from the silk content. I can't wait to see how it knits up.
The StatsHalf my supply of Red Rock Fiber Works roving
Colorway: One Wild Night.
Fiber: 50% Merino / 50% Silk
Weight: Approx 4 ounces
Yardage: Approx 260 yards
Plies: 3-ply via chain plying method to produce clean stripes
Weight: Light to heavy worsted
Finishing: Wash and thwack