Dyeing, Knitting

Still getting to know my colourways…

 

Hello again!

I´m back with more knitting adventures in hand dyeing land. I finished my green, hand dyed socks the other day, and immediately had to cast on another pair of simple socks from my hand dyed stash. There are two reasons why I´m doing this. 1. Because it is so much fun! 2. I want to know if the yarn I´ve made will behave in a way that I think look nice when it´s knit up. I personally don´t like very prominant pooling/flashing and I try to avoid that. Being new to dyeing, I want to get an understanding of how the different kind of techniques I use will affect the colour distribution on a knitted item. Now, I haven´t shown you a picture of my finished green socks yet, but I just barely had enough light to snap a picture of my current WIP before sundown. (I will show off my other socks in future post!) 29207007515_53880336c7_kHere is my current project. I applied the colours in an other way than I did on the yarn in my last post. I was very curious about how it would knit up, and I´m pleasantly surprised! (Being new to dyeing, almost everything I do that looks good in my eyes surprises me…)  I think it has a nice distribution of colour. And I also like the colour combinations. (I was thinking of the Wild pansy flower when I was experimenting with this). And I think I have good enough notes to recreate this colourway. I sure hope so, because it´s looking good!
28164914504_b0d41514b9_kHere is how this colourway looked all skeined up. This is dyed up on 75% wool 25% nylon yarn.

Time for bed! But first I want to give every one who has been so encouraging and said so many nice things about my dyeing adventures both here and on Instagram a huge thank you! You are all so very kind and supportive! It makes me want to make more things and keep on blogging! noste

5 thoughts on “Still getting to know my colourways…”

  1. It’s beautiful! I have had a postcard of a painting of pansies for almost 25 years, and the colors in the painting are so like the ones you’ve chosen.

  2. Really enjoying your blog Lena – do keep going with it! Hope Gustav isnt too uncomfortable with his ear problem and that you soon find out what is actually causing it. Your yarn dyeing is just wonderful!

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