Hand Dyed Sock Yarns
I have just finished up with my latest batch dyeing of the sock yarns. All of my colors are OAK (One of A Kind) because I have a tendency to overdye colors that I think need improvement rather than starting with a white base yarn like most hand dyers do. It's a kind of upcycling for me. Consequently the colors tend to be created according to whim rather than carefully measured and reproducible formulae. These gloves and mitts that you see below are knit up from some of the hand dyes and the pattern is available for purchase here. The yarns are for sale as well and you can find them on my Etsy site.
I also like to use the hand dyed sock yarns for baby things. The superwash merino is very soft and it's also washable which is a nice thing for the baby's mother. I also like to knit baby things in not so baby colors. The prototype for this little sweater and bonnet were made for the baby of my niece and she was pretty opposed to pink. She was delighted with this color combination and the baby was beautiful in it. I don't have a photograph of the baby, though, so you have to be satisfied to imagine the baby's head in place of the purple ball. The pattern for this sweater, which is quite a relaxing knit being mostly garter stitch, is available here.
Lynn in Tucson
2/2/2013 02:52:10 pm
Martha! Those are all gorgeous!
2/2/2013 10:54:54 pm
Thank you Lynn! I do love to have a lot of colors to choose from -- which is why my stash has become a studio. What are you working on lately?
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