I started out with a hank of yarn from KnitPicks called Bare fingering weight yarn composed of 75% Superwash Merino Wool, 25% Nylon.
What I love about this technique is seeing how the bare yarn sucks in the color. Now, I had watched another of Rebecca’s tutorials on the differences with dyeing a loosely wound cake of yarn vs. a regular cake of yarn. I probably should have re-wound the cake so it was looser but I kept an eye on the yarn and poked around the inside and when I saw lots of white, I let the dye soak into that section and I moved around the inside of the hank. I also made sure that the my cake of yarn was completely submerged because I didn’t want a lot of white. Once the yarn was cooling, I put a little clear Pyrex glass container to keep the cake submerged.
Here are the pictures of the progress.
As I write this post, my second hank of yarn in a turquoise tonal color is outside on my porch in the 42 degree Fahrenheit weather, cooling down so I can wind it on my niddy noddy. I’d told my husband that I needed another one so I could have more yarn drying at the same time.
Uh oh…..do you know what that means?
I think I’ve created a monster — I might be addicted to yarn dying!