Sprinkle Dyeing

One of the best things about dyeing, is messing about and seeing what happens. I certainly find there is nothing worse than having to recreate the same thing over and over again, that takes all the fun out of it!

I often like to mess about and try different techniques, its good to not be scared to make mistakes, after all the great thing about dyeing is we can over dye anything we don't like right?

So.. this is our chunky singles yarn  (49417) a yarn which I always feel is a little unloved, its quick to dye, and sucks up the colour because its super wash merino, and it is so quick to knit, as you will see below..

This yarn is chunky and as its a singles it has a large surface area, which makes it perfect for catching sprinkles.

I soaked this yarn first in water and vinegar, and then used 3 colours and gently sprinkled them on, wrapped them up and steamed them for 30 mins. Hey presto I got pretty yarn...

This yarn knits SO quickly, I made this hat in about 3 hours, a bit less I think the hat takes 1 hank and the pom pom was out  of the second hank, not bad going me thinks, a great knit for presents or gift.

And here is the lovely Rachel Coopey modelling it :D

Happy Dyeing!

Jeni 

 

 

Angel - Baby Alpaca Silk Cashmere

Angel is probably our most favourite blend at Chester Wool, it has the most incredible softness, with just a touch of silk shine. It takes the dye beautifully well and makes for the most luxury of garments or accesories.

We have 2 new additions to the Angel range, 2 lace weights, one with a hint of stellina Sparkle and one natural grey.

Angel sparkle is a must for christmas knitting, how could anyone not want a soft scarf or shawl made from this yarn?

Type 49025: 65% Baby Alpaca, 20% Silk, 10% Cashmere and 5% Stellina 800m 100g

Type 49025: 65% Baby Alpaca, 20% Silk, 10% Cashmere and 5% Stellina 800m 100g

Stellina doesn't take acid dye, so it works beautifully especially against dark colours.

 

Our second blend is for the super stylish, it uses natural grey baby alpaca to create the softest warm natural grey, this is perfect either knitted as it is, or over dyed giving a rich depth and warm hue of colour to your dyeing.

Type 49037: 70% Grey Baby Alpaca, 20% Silk, 10% Cashmere.

Type 49037: 70% Grey Baby Alpaca, 20% Silk, 10% Cashmere.

The natural grey also comes in a 4ply