I’ve had to interrupt the day’s work (reskeining yarns) to share this here.
A couple days ago I showed the most recent collection of Blog Reader Specials, and I talked about a mistake that turned into a surprise.
In particular I was referring to this Twinset BRS23 #255-256. I applied some dye, wasn’t sure I liked it, so I tried to correct it. But then it seemed to be really good after all. So I hung it up for Show-and-Sell and it was the first skein to be snatched up almost as soon as I first posted.
As you know, yarns that are shown on the drying racks are available at Preview Pricing. I am just now reskeining all the yarns to prepare for shipping tomorrow. Twinset BRS23 #255-256 are already claimed and paid for, so they are no longer for sale, BUT since I rarely photograph finished yarns sold at preview pricing, I had to show the end result.
I have wanted to figure out how to apply multiple colors in a way that does not create hard edges from one color to the next and will minimize the risk of pooling by keeping the colors fairly randomized and without pattern.
This is how this particular Twinset turned out. This is what I have been trying to achieve for several years, and I am so excited to have done it. Granted, this particular Twinset may not have the colors you might want, and it is somewhat softly muted overall because that’s what this technique does. I think I applied 4 or 5 colors, but with the ‘correction’ I used, and then the normal dye migration during steaming, you can readily find many more blended colors along the strands, and that is what I was hoping for. Knitted in straight stockinette stitch you will likely see individual short lines of color, but most likely will not find wide stripes or pooling.
So, I will be selecting other colors with the next BRS collection to see how well I can duplicate the process and achieve similar exciting results. 🙂