Friday, June 18, 2010

Cool Way To Dye

I got it in my head that I needed to dye my own sock yarn. I have some yarn dye from KnitPicks.com that my friend gave me for Christmas. Instead of buying a sock blank like a chump, I decided to knit my own. I got 2 balls of white wool and knit away. A sock blank is essentially a white scarf, knit up until you're out of yarn, with 2 strands at a time.

My roommate stole some handy dandy plastic gloves from Subway, i had a few mini shampoo bottles, and a big plastic bag to table protection.

First I started with some green stripes in Emerald dye. But that wasn't enough.

Next came diamonds in sapphire blue and one random line down the middle. Then some Chestnut brown in all the spots that I hadn't dyed yet. This is how it turned out:

I'm actually more finished than this, but I'm lazy and don't want to take more pictures until they're done (which is momentarily). Because of the colors and the mixture of brown I'm calling them my Honey Lagoon Socks. The pattern is called Leyburn Socks, and is a simple lattice stitch pattern that doesn't distract too much from the pretty color changes.

The bottoms are patternless so you can see the color changes.

Finished actions shots to come!

1 comment:

  1. Hy Lyndzi, you entered my Rachel Lucie Blog Giveaway, but unfortunately you didn't win.
    email me on mail [at] rachellucie.co.uk for a 15% discount code in my etsy shop til 14th July!

    thanks so much for taking part!

    the process you've used to create those socks is amazing, so are the results!
    Rachel x

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