Saturday, May 28, 2011

Yarn: Team Sweden?

Armed with a supply of citric acid crystals that may last me for years (provided I don't take up canning or something), I dyed some more yarn the other day! The citric acid was brilliant - no horrible vinegar fumes.

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The base is 75% wool, 25% nylon, and it's not super duper soft, but did soften up after dyeing. It feels hard-wearing, so let's hope it is.

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I used Wiltons golden yellow and royal blue, and Eunny Jang's tutorial for creating self-striping yarns, so I'm excited to see how it knits up. I plan to do a "vanilla" sock for the first time in my life...

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Blue is darker than it appears in this picture, but the yellow is about right.

In my head I've been calling this Team Sweden, because the colours remind me of their national hockey team colours.

9 comments:

  1. oooh they're nice! very nice.

    They'd look good in vanilla but if you decide you can't deal (and you haven't gone down that road already) Jaywalkers will work too. Just sayin'

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  2. I love it!!!!! Definitely Team Sweden. I hope you stick with that name.

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  3. These colours are beautiful! I've never been tempted to try dyeing yarn, but yours is inspirational.

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  4. That looks great I love the colors together. I hope it comes out self striping for you. I love name also.

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  5. I approve! I approve a great deal! I love Team Sweden's jerseys. Everyone else is red, or blue or something boring, but Sweden? Hello YELLOW.

    Whatever you knit with it, I'm sure it'll be fab.

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  6. Or even Team Ukraine :P The yarn is gorgeous!

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  7. This yarn looks so pretty all skeined up. I really like the vivid colors!

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  8. That looks like it will be so much fun to knit up!

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  9. This is gorgeous - a real success! see you soon xxx

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