As promised this week I’m back to show you some pictures of the yarns I dyed last weekend. This time, rather than just showing pictures of the finished skeins, I’ll show you the yarn at different stages of production.
So I did only sock weight yarn this time and played around with colour. I used different bases but mostly a mix of super wash merino and nylon. So here goes
First off, pictures of a rainbow coloured varigated yarn I did a while back actually but I just finished a swatch which may show the pattern better close up than the socks
Then I did these also a while back – this is a blend of BFL and donegal nep yarn for a sturdy, rustic look (I feel). So the idea is to use the sets to knit 2 coloured socks such as the sample you see in the right side picture. The larger skein is for the most part of the sock and the smaller one is for knitting toes, heels and cuffs. I actually did 2 more sets of these in a different colour combination today and will show those to you later.
And now for what I actually did last weekend
Here you see the orangy yarn skeined up And a knitted swatch Isn’t it funny to see how the yarn “changes” or how our perception of the colour changes depending on how the yarn is presented. And then there is the blue yarn on the right side on the first picture where the yarn is drying.
Then I wanted to play with yarn using “splashes” of colour but leaving a lot of white
Here the yarn has been re-skeined. I think both presentations are nice but wonder what you as a knitter, buyer prefer. Do share if you have any thoughts on the matter. And here you see a knitted swatch of this yarn
And to end, the last skein is my glimmer blend with 5% silver stellina (I love sparkles). This time I did immersion dyeing but rather than immerse the skein entirely I immersed it in 3 times creating a gradient effect from dark grey to super soft tint of grey.
That’s all for today folks. Next time I’m going to share with you a new technique for sock knitting I just tried out. Until then take care and don’t hesitate to share my blog and comment on the post if you have any thoughts you’d like to share 🙂