Saturday, August 31, 2013

The Results...

The wool that we solar dyed last weekend has been rinsed, hung to dry and is ready to knit! 


 
These four skeins are Patons Classic Wool that were dyed with Kool Aid and Wilton's cake dyes.  The previous post describes the process we used to dye the wool if you are interested in having some fun of your own.

 
 
These 2 skeins were overdyed with Kool Aid using a mix of grape and cherry for the skein on the left and grape and orange for the skein on the right.
 

 
 
These 2 skeins were dyed with the Wilton's cake dyes.  The skein on the left is a mix of aquamarine and copper while the skein the right is just aquamarine. Since the multi coloured skein was dyed in a smaller jar, the wool and the dye didn't have any "swirling" room and that was what caused the white sections.  I am calling them a design feature instead of a mistake. Surprises are part of the fun of dyeing your own wool; you never know exactly what you are going to end up with.
 
The solid aquamarine wool is going to be wound tonight and cast on for a pair of socks knit on two needles.  I have a new pattern and can't wait to try it out!


6 comments:

DawnK said...

I always figure that white is a color! LOL! It looks nice!

Kepanie said...

The grape and cherry skeins are my faves.

seeyouat5 said...

The colors are beautiful! What a succesful dyeing:-)

Mereknits said...

Wow, they are just gorgeous.
Hugs,
Meredith

Wanderingcatstudio said...

It looks like it turned out great!

Jo-anne Blossy said...

I love the colours. They look very pretty.