HERE on Wikipedia). How did a gal raised in the 60s not know this? I was a 'Flower Child' wannabe, but on the wrong species side of the Iris. Anywho, I spun a spool full of thick and thin single roving (picture one) and then plied it with a sparkly strand of mohair sock yarn and a Iris purple strand of lace weight mohair (picture two).
The 5ft. 4oz. braid divided into 8 strips spun and plied
yielded 40 yards of beautiful Arco Iris yarn.