Rainbow Gradient Yarn, stuff knitters dream of

Posted: March 12, 2012 in Uncategorized
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Remember the post I did on my gradient dying (re-blogged above)? Well, here is what I have knitted so far:

The pattern is “Rainbow Dress” by Georgie Hallam (tikki), and it can be found over at Ravelry for purchase and download, or on tikki’s blog.

It is not exactly how I had imagined it would knit up, but still lovely. I am VERY pleased with it. Admittedly, this has been packed away for a while, so no further progress has been made, but it will make a comeback, and it will be completed for Miss C’s 5th Birthday next month 😀

A Multifarious Me

I am on a journey. Destination? A completed Rainbow Dress for Miss C.
I am probably halfway there……just the knitting to go lol.
Note: This post is pretty much going to be all about the photos 🙂
8ply WOOLganic “blanks”
Soaking in a vinegar/water solution. Approx 80/20 for 2hrs
My 3 dyes. I mixed these up to roughly the desired strength, by testing
drops of colour on paper towel.
I added colours one at a time, and gently pressed and eased them into
each other, to achieve some blending.
All wrapped up and ready to cook. I did 2 mins on high, rest for 2 mins.
Repeat 2 more times.
Waiting for them to go cold……
……but couldn’t resist a peak lol
all rinsed out (not much residual dye)…..
…..and now waiting for them to dry.
Some tips:
1. Old towels are great for protecting the work surface, and mopping…

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