Sunday, May 31, 2009

dyeing experiment a success

Remember this?
It's the merino/nylon top that I spot-dyed using the idea from The Twisted Sisters Sock Workbook.

I finished spinning it and here is what it looks like now.
The top skein is 470 yds., 82 g of 3-ply.
The bottom skein is 430 yds., 42 g of 2-ply.

I divided my fiber into three supposedly equal batches before spinning and you can see that I ended up with way more singles on two of the bobbins than on the third so that's why I have a bunch of 2-ply from the leftovers. Weird how that happened. I used a scale and everything.

I was spinning very finely so that I would get fingering weight 3-ply but I obviously got a little carried away because it's very fine even for socks. I think the singles were roughly 57 wpi. Good grief. I'm not sure what to knit with it. It may have to become lace of some sort.


Walden said...

That is beautiful! I would have never guess that a roving with so much white in it would end up looking like that. Might have to try some dyeing again soon.

Monika said...

I would have never guessed it would turn out like that! I like it as 3-ply.

Jody said...

That is very fine for a 3 ply. I am working on my 2nd batch of 3 ply for socks made with alpaca fleece and nylon. I'm trying to get this second batch finer than the first.

Lynn said...

Wow I NEVER would have guessed the fiber would turn into such a soft color!

Monica aka Gloria Patre said...

Wow! Did you ever spin that FINE!! Kudos to you! Such nice earthy color too! Well done!