Monday, June 8, 2009

"Dyeing "Bare" Yarn........"

I ordered some "Bare" yarn from Knit Picks, a internet supplier for knitting/crocheting. This is the first time I have bought yarn for home dyeing, plus I purchased a starter kit of 6 Jacquard Acid Dyes, too. The yarn is sock weight.......a blend of 50% Superwash Merino, 25% Superfine Alpaca, and 25% Nylon.

I experimented using all of the dyes, with the exception of Black.

Yellow, Vermillion and Fire Red, Sapphire and Sky Blue are all included in this "experiment". After dyeing this skein in the crock pot, I wasn't happy with how it turned out. The colors didn't seem as vibrant/rich as I expected, so I re-dyed the skein, using only a yellow dye bath.

Here is the results. I am VERY happy with how it turned out. I think of it as very "Autumnal". Any comments?