In my ongoing stashdown quest, I pulled out two braids of Polwarth to do as a combo spin. Each braid weighed 4 oz, and had similar, although not completely matchy-matchy colors.
The Four Rivers colorway is in the lower left-hand corner (unnamed color) and the FatCatKnits colorway, Sherwood Forest, is in the upper right. While they really do look very similar all braided up, the Four Rivers braid had a lot more terracotta and cinnamon brown in it when I actually got to the spinning.
I split each braid in half, and then I split each of those halves into random width, thinner strips of fiber to help break up and mix up the colorways in the final skeins. I spun each colorway individually into singles (this is Sherwood Forest).
And then, once I had the singles completed, I plied the colorways together. I wound up with 600 yards of sportweight total.
I love how there are little pops of the bright blues from both colorways all mingled together with the more earthy-tones in the rest of the skeins.
Fiber: 4 oz of Polwarth in "Sherwood Forest" from FatCatKnits and 4 oz of Polwarth in unnamed colorway from Four Rivers Fiber.
Yardage: 600 yards.
My grand plan for this.... at some point.... is to use this yardage as the main color for a sweater, with stripes of mostly-solid blue and green, and maybe a warm spice brown in there for contrast. It'll marinate for a while in stash before I get there, but it felt good to run thru another 8 oz of fiber and turn it into usable yarn!