I had two undyed skeins of Indulgence Lace (70/30 Baby Alpaca/Cultivated Silk), which is notorious for allowing colors to migrate up and down the skein if I’m not super-careful. And I asked on Facebook what people thought “jeweltones” would look like. The majority response was basically: ruby, amethyst, emerald, topaz, and sapphire — with a few variations on that collection.
So this is what I did. Here are the two skeins, side by side, after dyeing but before going into the steamer (no flash used); with repeated applications and blotting I managed to keep the colored where I put them (while creating another load of towels to wash):
And here they are, reskeined. They appear different because I apparently had the skein-winder at different speeds, so the colors lined up differently. But we know from the above pictures the two skeins are virtually identical.
So, that’s what Jeweltones looks like. It’s not what I think of when I hear Jeweltones, but that’s what everyone else said, so we’ll go with that.
These two skeins have already been claimed and invoiced. But if you’d like this colorway on your own yarns, feel free to click over to the Custom-Dyes page and place your order. I have Phydlbitz Sock and SWMerino Fingering arriving next week, and can have the other yarns the following week if you wish to place an advance order.
Meanwhile, the October Colorway of the Month, “Indian Corn” remains available for custom order at 15% off per skein. The two sample skeins were dyed on Lovely Sock (80/20 Superwash Merino/Nylon) and these two can ship immediately. You can have these two by emailing me or using the order form on the Custom-Dyes page . First one to order these on Lovely Sock will get this pair; everyone else will get theirs in 2.5-3 weeks as I need to order more Lovely Sock.