|See the darker streak of wool down Milan's neck, a little bit you can see peeking out from her belly and back legs. She is a fawn katmoget.|
Unfortunately, this wool is usually skirted off for showing or selling a fleece as it can be dirty, maybe a little shorter, full of hay as the neck isn't covered by the coats. Generally undesirable for a show/sale fleece.
Some kats have larger amounts darker wool extending a little further up the sides which is nice if you are interested in a mix of color.
I like to make gradient yarns with katmoget fleeces. Usually there is only enough darker wool for one skein, the balance of the skeins are the main color, either fawn or grey. I thought I would show how I do it.
|Here is washed neck wool with nice concentration of dark and light fiber which I will be flick carding into locks to sort and spin|
|I carded the wool and you see here an assortment of shades unsorted|
|Sorted them to three shades, dark, medium and light.|
|Set the scale to zero to weigh each so I can split in half|
|Weigh the entire shade|
|Here is the 1/2 of the medium shade|
|A single of gradient wool|
|2 ply both gradient singles together for the final product|