Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Sock Yarn We Dyed

KnitPicks Bare 50% Superwash Merino, 25% Superfine Alpaca, 25% Nylon
438 yards, 100 gms Fingering Weight

Rebecca's project:
Jacquard Acid Dyes: #626 Navy Blue and #638 Silver Gray
Daubed on dry yarn with a damp chop stick in some places and increased water level to cover, heated to simmering. Took out when it looked done.

Peggy's project:
Prochem's WashFast Acid Dyes
#304 Cranberry, #306 Turkey Red, #508 Mahogany,
#411 Periwinkle, #119 Sun Yellow

Soaked yarn in water with a little vinegar, spread out as a single layer of yarn, daubed on dry powder w/ damp chopstick at 2" intervals, 6 sections w/ each of the 5 colors, wrapped in saranwrap and set the color with hot water bath for about an hour. (This would also work in a microwave.) Unwrapped and put in hot water with a lot of vinegar so the colors wouldn't migrate.


punkin said...

Very interesting! Beautiful results. I bought some of the same yarn in order to play with dye techniques.

vanessa said...

love them both :-)

Laura said...

Beautiful colors. Like them both.

twinsetellen said...

The blues touch my heart, the multi is so nicely balanced and rich. Very nicely done on both parts!

Rebecca in CO said...

Nice job! I have not dyed yarn yet but have some of that KnitPicks Bare. I was hoping that I could knit a shawl with it and then immerse the whole thing in some dye...will that work?

Rebecca said...

To Rebecca in CO: sure, you can throw the finished shawl into a dye pot and it could be wonderful! Have fun with it. Rebecca