Sometimes I have a hard time envisioning what a particular colorway will look like once it's spun. I've found time and again that some of my favorite handspun yarns have come from colorways that I was a bit dubious about in top form. I'm hoping to be able to post how some of my colorways look once they're spun up from time to time, and the first one is Far Pavilions.
Here's the colorway in top form on Falkland.
And here it is in spun form, this time on Cheviot.
You can see that the finished yarn comes across as mostly grey, with some purple and blue hints throughout, and occasional pops of orange. I spun this as a simple 2-ply, but the color blending would be even stronger with 3 or more plies.
Conversely, if you chain plied your singles, you'd get a nice striping yarn that would have a bit of color blending at the boundaries between colors, but would keep the nice stratigraphy of color that exists in the top.
I hope this is helpful in allowing you to visualize how your finished yarn might look like once it's spun up. If anyone's interested, I can try to do some comparisons with different spinning styles (i.e. traditional plying, chain plying, singles, etc) on the same colorway.
If you're in the States, Happy Tax Day on Tuesday! For everyone else, I hope you're enjoying some lovely spring/autumn weather (depending on your hemisphere), and happy spinning!