Graduated Color Stripes

striped_dyeing

 

I have been experimenting with large blocks of handpainted self striping colorways, like you might see with Freeia or Kauni yarns, only in handpainted superwash merino.  My first try was done with Supersock DK Select.  First I separated the hank into5 equal sections, then I dyed, dried and twisted it into a hank.  I’ll let you know what it looks like when I knit it up!

 

 

 

striped_dyed

 

This is the hank of yarn when dyed and twisted.  I did not have to rewind the yarn, so you can see just how much of each color you are getting and what color it blends into.  The yarn is one continuous strand of graduated hand dyed merino.  I can’t recommend this time consuming technique, but if I ever figure out how to dye it in sets, I’ll put some up for sale at the Potluck Yarn Shop.

 

Cheryl

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