I dipped into the dye pots last week for more fun with yarn dyes…
DK Weight 100% BFL
I’ve got a project in mind that needed some autumnal vibe DK weight yarn. Using a 100% Bluefaced Leicester base that is superwash seemed like a good idea.
I went a little wild with the colors and just mixed and matched until it had enough of what I wanted. An overwash of some gold ochre and jet black made all the brighter colors more dusky and subdued.
This yarn looks a bit like something I’d expect to see wandering around a fall festival farmer’s market. That’s exactly what I wanted. Something worthy of a Birkenstocks fan.
Fingering Weight – 85/15 Luxe Merino Nylon Blend
This yarn base is my favorite for super soft socks, mitts and hats. The color I was aiming to match was the gorgeous hibiscus flowers that are blooming out of control right now in my yard!
I think I nailed it perfectly! It ended up being a trickier dye job, mixing the right colors to get what I wanted. That happens a lot with pinks, reds and oranges. But in the end I think we got there!
Fingering Weight – 75/25 Merino Nylon Blend
Pink and green together have been catching my eye a lot lately. I started off planning a half & half dip, but changed my mind in the process and came up with this. I love it! It looks a bit more neutral, beige in the photos but the subtleness of the pink will add something special to this green.
Look at these together – What a pair!
A coordinating set was not my plan at all, but sometimes my color moods make themselves obvious like this. I’m considering changing my plans for these yarns and using them together, but we’ll see. Right now they’re just hanging out side by side on the shelf making me pretty happy.