Well, sometimes I still surprise myself and learn new tricks.
This week I decided to use a light finger/heavy laceweight yarn, 85/15 19.5 micro Merino/Silk blend, specifically for those who really like doing lace knitting, but don’t like the way some of my multi-color yarns interfere with viewing the lace stitchwork. And using what I learned recently about how to make a better solid or nearly solid on Phydlbitz Sock, I figured I’d try that technique on this base. Because it is not superwash, I knew the colors wouldn’t strike immediately but would migrate around a little bit, helping to even out the coloring.
Some of these turned out very well, and others still had a slight splotchy tone; still the same color, just more saturated in some places. Once knit up, it should present as a vibrant organic monochrome #103-104 are going to be overdyed — the brown dye that I used isn’t a pure dye but a composite dye, mixed at the manufacturer of several colors, and I failed to thoroughly dissolve it so there are some noticeable red marks where the red dye molecules dissolved later in the steamer. I plan to overdye that Twinset to even out those glaring red spots, and I’ll show those when they are done.
There was another Twinset that I mixed brown and navy; when it was wet it looked like dark chocolate, but it didn’t come out that way in the end at all. I can’t even remember if it was 107-108 or 117-118, both of which have navy in them.
All in all, I am happy with this week’s efforts, and I learned some new things that I can apply in the future.
Due to increased humidity this weekend, the yarns will take an extra day or so to try, but I expect to ship these on or before Wednesday.
To claim the ones you want, just send me an email with your numbered selection. Two of these will make 1100 yards, plenty enough for most lacework shawls or large scarves.
These are what I’m calling a Luxury Light Fingering, 85/15 19.5micron Merino/Silk, 550 yards, $32.00 each.
Rack 1 –
97, 98, 99, 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108
Rack 2 –
109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119, 120