Thursday, November 7, 2013

Dyeing Sock Blanks for Long gradients of color

I have always wanted to dye some sock blanks, but I thought it was unfortunate that they only came in sock weight yarn.  What if I wanted to hand dye long colorways or stripes on a thicker yarn?  Last summer I purchased the Singer Knitting Machine from Amazon to create my own blanks.  The knitting machine isn't the easiest thing to work with, but for $30 it is worth figuring out if this is something I'd like to upgrade in the future.

I took a blank I created out of KnitPicks Bulky WotA yarn, dyebath of 8 cups of water + 3T white vinegar, 30 drops green food coloring and 17 drops yellow drops of food coloring to create a gradual gradient.  In the following video, I do not demonstrate the unravelling of the blank or anything that I knit with the blank.