Thursday, March 4, 2010

"Dyeing a Sock Blank...."

Last Friday, I dyed the 2 strand sock blank tube that I had knitted on my NZAK. I had been avoiding dyeing it because I knew when it was done I had to unravel the 2 strand tube by hand. So finally, I bit the bullet and did it. This is how it looked in the sink after dribbling the various dyes that I had chosen for it.

And after slowly putting it into the crock pot with the vinegar infused water.

I "almost" forgot to take a photo of the finished dyed sock blank. I think I had about a third of it to unravel yet when I remembered that I needed a photo. Each ball will have approximately 1350 feet/450 yards in it when wound......enough to knit a pair of mens large socks (I wear a size 12 1/2-13 shoe and I have enough to knit a pair for me).

The 2 wound balls in natural light. I will, of course, post a photo of a finished pair of knitted socks from them.


MollyBeees said...

I so love these! It's like magic!

Janice Zindel said...

Mike, I'm really enjoying "seeing" you knit the sock blanks, dyeing them, winding the yarn up, and seeing the resulting socks. Really fabulous! Keep cranking, dyeing, and making those socks!

yardsnacker said...

Really great stuff Mike! Have you used natural home made dyes before?