Saturday, June 11, 2011

yarn dyeing addiction

I dyed more sock yarn the other day (75% wool, 25% nylon). This time, I didn't attempt to keep the colours separate or mix them evenly. I wasn't sure how it would turn out, but I like it!

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I used yellow, green, and blue - the other colours mostly ate the yellow, producing yellowy-greens. I used way too much green paste, and some bits ended up almost black, and small sections here and there stayed white.

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I haven't reskeined it yet, and I look forward to some pretty crazy pooling when I knit it up.

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I quite like the accidental approach to dyeing: pour some here, pour some there, spill some everywhere = awesome multi-coloured yarn!

So tell me. If this was for sale, would you buy it? Why or why not? ;)

9 comments:

  1. If if was scok yarn I think i would, but that's just because I only use green socks! But I love seeing how randomly dyed yarn knits up, and I'm a big fan of accidental pooling, so I'd have to give it a try!

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  2. Durrr forgot to even mention what kind of yarn it is! Yes, it's sock yarn - 75% wool, 25% nylon.

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  3. I likey! Will look forward to seeing it worked up in something.

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  4. I think it's crazy pretty. I love sock yarns with colors placed like that.

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  5. Oh heck yeah I would buy it!!! I love it. It's just organic and so unplanned and just reminds me of the sea.

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  6. I would if I had the money because I am a lover of variegated yarns.

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  7. Love blues and greens together! :)

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  8. It's beautiful! I just spun up some wool/silk fiber that was in similar shades.

    I dye yarn pretty much like you do -- "I wonder what would happen if... oh, too much of this, let's add some of that..." and I'm pretty open to surprises when it comes to the results. It'll be fun to see how yours knits up.

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