Dyeing, Knitting

Exploring my yarn

Some people have been asking me what I´ll do with the yarn I dye. The answer was that I didn´t know. I´ve been having such a good time with my dye pots, and that was enough. But I´ve come to the conclusion that I need to stop dyeing or start selling. So I will be selling some hand dyed yarn in the near future. Not in a large scale though. My goal is to have fun, and I have a day time job that takes a lot of my time. My Etsy shop is a nice extra income that I use to support my crafting hobbies. But back to yarn. I´ve previously knit up two socks. The result of those knitting adventures are on my Instagram page.

The last time I dyed yarn, I had this idea for a colourway in my head. But as I was dyeing it turned into something different. But not in a bad way. Not at all! I really love how it turned out, and I was curious to see how it would knit up in a sock. This is the skein I´m referring to:

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Cute yes? I caked it up on Thursday and have been knitting on it since. I´m not a big fan of pooling, and this colourway behaves in the nicest way! I´ve been knitting socks for ever and ever so I´m not using a pattern for simple socks anymore. I cast on 68 sts on 2.25 needles, did 15 rounds of rib, a reinforced dutch heel with a gusset (decreased every third row), and I will probably be doing a rounded star toe at the end. IMG_1311I love this time of year, and I feel like this colourway is a reflextion of whats beginning to happen outside in this wonderful season. I will definately be dyeing up this colourway again after seeing how nice it looks on the needles!

I have ordered more yarn to dye. And I´m thrilled about that! This far, I´ve been dyeing up 75% wool 25% nylon, undyed (Opal) sock yarn. But any day now I will get BFL/nylon yarn and merino/nylon/stellina yarn! And that is beyond words exciting! I will be listing yarn in my shop as soon as I can get me some labels! I just have to figure out where to buy them.

And while I´m waiting, I´m knitting. Like one does.

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8 thoughts on “Exploring my yarn”

  1. You’ve gotten so good so quickly at figuring out this whole dyeing process. This batch looks like you’ve been at this for years already! You’ve gotten a great distribution of all the different shades in this one skein. 🙂

  2. Gorgeous yarn, Lena.. Your socks are lovely. I’m looking forward to seeing your yarn in your Etsy shop. I’m so glad you are enjoying playing with yarn and dye. I enjoy it, too! Suzette aka Maddigram on Ravelry

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