Do you ever wonder how to make gradient yarn? Well look no futher because I will be posting how to in the coming days so that you do not need to spend money to purchase a book, but rather spend it on more fiber!! I"d post a picture BUT BLOGGER IS NOT UPLOADING FOR ME!!!!!!! AAAaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!
I went to a knit-all-night last night (6-11) and I took a break from knitting to read the book Yarns to Dye For. Well, needless to say, I memorized a few techiques to avoid buying the book (because I am soooooo broke).
The procedure goes like this:
You can also do gradients in other color combinations. Say you want to do a yellow to red to almost black combination. Pull out your desired amount of yarn for the first color gradient (yellow), add red or orange dye to the dye bath (yes while the ball of yarn is still in there), let it sit for five minutes, pull some more yarn and when ready add a small pinch of black dye and let it sit for five minutes.
If you let it sit and resist the urge to stir, it should create some interesting dye effects for an even more unique yarn.
Ta-da! I'll post my results of both techs soon!
Until next time...