Kathy asked me if, after dyeing, I would knit directly from the unraveled, ‘kinky’ yarn, or if I would re-wet the yarn to make it smooth again. I have to admit that I hadn’t thought about this! Now, since she’s brought it up, I believe I will try steaming the yarn after it has been skeined. Before I get to knitting, this sock blank will get folded and clamped and over-dyed for a shibori effect.
Unfortunately this photo does not do justice to the colors! The sock blank is truly a complex blend of colors ranging from a creamy golden color, to soft oranges. I love it! The skein is a pale, creamy yellow, a delicate, soft color.
Today I have the silk scarf and a small piece of muslin in the bath which I’ve shifted to alkaline with the addition of soda ash.