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Spring Garden (continued)

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More handpainted garden yarn.  Spring is dragging it’s feet around here, and I’m doing what I can to throw color around.

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The two skeins above have the same four dyes blended in different ways.  They look similar, but they will be quite different knitted up.

The top one has pink and green blending together which add a brown/earthy color to the yarn.  The repeats are shorter- 2-6″ long- so that the colors will be more random in the finished piece.

The lower one has pink blending into yellow which adds a pink/orange color.  The lower one has longer repeats that are dominated by the pink.  This will be fabulous in a shawl because the long repeats will show as color lines rather than dots.

  • Technique:  handpainted in skein form, wrapped in plastic and steamed.
  • Dyes: a mix of acid dyes from Greener Shades, Dharma Trading & Jacquard
  • Fiber:  80% superwash merino/20% nylon sock yarn 

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