Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Last Night's Fun
As I was knitting swatches for tonight's knitting guild meeting I decided to dye some skeins of Patons Classic Wool with Wilton dyes.
Left - Terra cotta and yellow
Middle - Royal blue
Right - Red
I was really pleased with how the terra cotta and yellow turned out. The royal blue I had used before so I knew what colour I would end up with but I did try adding a 1/4 tsp more dye to see if it would darken the blue colour. That was a mistake. Colour stayed the same and I am still rinsing out the extra dye. The red turned out more of a coral colour, it is interesting but not my favourite.
I am planning on using the terra cotta and yellow for a neckwarmer and the red and blue for a hat.