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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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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 up spills.
2. Old towels, or paper towel, are great for soaking up excess liquid before wrapping up the yarn.
3. Use gloves!!
4. Have plenty of cling wrap on hand
5. Have everything ready to go before you start. I had all my colours on hand, my space set up, and several gloves to prevent mixing colours accidentally/leaving finger prints in unwanted areas.
6. Allow the yarn to cool completely before rinsing, and rinse gently.
7. Admire it! And be amazed by how clever you are hahaha!