Today in the small moments I had between my kids activities I ran up to my studio, made myself an afternoon cup of coffee and dug out the skeins from this post about blending a gradient. I chose the lightest three skeins and looked up the recipe of black vs white fiber.
The lightest skein is 12.5% black to 87.5% white. The medium skein is 25% black to 75% white. The darkest skein is I think around 60/40, but I forgot to look at the exact numbers when I went back and grabbed it. It’s probably not that even, I am sure there are decimals in there. Anyway, I then did some math… (there was a time when this would have been terrifying, but I digress)
To get the lightest skein, I would need to blend 50% Merino, 10% Bombyx, and 20% white alpaca. These are the white fibers in a percentage of 80%. The last 20% would be the Yak.
The second skein would require a 70% white combo. So we use the white 50% white merino, 10% Bombyx, 10% white alpaca. The black percentage would then contain the 20% yak and 10% Black alpaca. (totalling 30%)
The darkest skein would be 60% white: 50% white merino and 10% Bombyx silk. The black is now 40% comprised of 20% black alpaca and 20% yak.
I gave my husband the choice of what he wanted. They are all pretty amazing colors. He has decided on the darkest of the blends… I can not wait to start on this.