This weekend, I got a lot of dyeing out of the way. I’d been stacking up plenty of natural/undyed yarns and it was time to get that project out of the way. I watched a bunch of youtube videos to refresh myself on the process and got to work. I planned on tackling a few different methods this time but ended up doing 2 methods.
First was a hot dye pot method where you bring your pot up to a simmer and drop your dye strategically around the pot.
I dropped in red, olive and yellow. It didn’t work out very well for me. It just mixed and became murky. I’ll assume responsibility on this one since I probably messed around with it too much and let it get mixed.
But while that was simmering I got a few bowls of dye ready for some 2-color batches, which I will call halfsies. I’m sure there’s a term for this, but basically, I just dyed my yarn in sections.
Here, I was trying to create a skein similar to one I received July 2017 YarnBox. When you do this method you’ll get a finely striped sock like this one:
Knowing that I like this result, I did this with several color combinations:
(The one on the right here was the muddy one from the dye pot).
They’re currently hung up and drying. I can’t wait to try these out! I may eventually start putting some of these up for sale once I get a few sample socks done for images.