This week I tried something a little new with dyeing, self striping. After reading a discussion thread on the What a Kool Way to Dye group on Ravelry, I learned an easy way to do self striping. I thought I would give it a shot and then knit a swatch to see how the stripes fared. I was VERY pleased with the end result, and I hope you like it, too! I call this new color Watermelon. It's hard to get a good, exact picture of the colors since they buzz a little being they are complimentary colors. The lighter green is more of a lime color, and the dark is more of a mid-toned green. The stripes are approximately 1 1/4" thick.
Since I used 32 yards of the original skein to knit my swatch, and will be doing so with all of the self striping colorways on the first batch so that I can document what each looks like, I will be selling the remaining 241 yards (approximately) at a discounted rate than I would normally. Please let me know if you're interested!
Colorway: Watermelon Self Striping
Fiber content: 75% Merino Wool, 25% Nylon Superwash
Weight: Sport Weight
Yardage: approximately 241 yards (originally 274 yards)
Unit Weight: 88 grams (originally 100 grams)
Care: Machine Wash/Tumble Dry Low
Dyed with: Kool-aid and Wilton's Icing Dye