Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Dyeing for Fun Part 7

This week I'm sharing a kettle dyed lace weight skein. This is the first time I've ever dyed lace weight, and to be honest, I have yet to knit/crochet with it either! The yarn is so very soft, and I love how the color turned out. It's exactly what I was hoping for. You may notice the pictures aren't where I normally photograph my yarn. It was because most of the lighting made the yarn look blue instead of a red purple, but these are verily accurate. I love the light and dark spots of the kettle dye so that it goes from a lavendar all the way to a deep blue purple.

Colorway: Raspberry Sorbet
Fiber content: 100% Merino Wool
Weight: Lace Weight
Yardage: 880 yards
Unit Weight: 100 grams
Care: Hand Wash/Dry Flat
Dyed with: Kool-aid and Wilton's Icing Dye


  1. Gorgeous colour. Purples can be a nightmare to photograph but you did a great job

  2. oooh delicious. What gorgeous colours and the yarn looks so squishy : )

  3. Nice work! I've gone so far as to purchase a skein of lace weight, but that's about it. Soon! :)

  4. The color is so gorgeous! So rich and squishy looking, great job :D

  5. Halfpint, thank you! Yeah, it's crazy how hard it is for purple to actually photograph the way it really looks in person.

    nursenikkiknits, thanks! The yarn is very squishy.

    Paula, thank you. Yeah, I haven't decided if I'm going to keep this or put it in my store. It's so pretty and soft.

    SillyLittleLady, thank you! :)

  6. Very nice! Did you add all the color at the beginning and then slowly heat the yarn to get that effect? Came out great.

  7. Kathleen, thank you. Lace weight is so pretty but seems so scary. LOL

    Delusional Knitter, thanks! I used the crock pot and didn't add the dye until it was hot, but did add the dyes in a few different sets. 3 dye sets in total to make sure that it had the kettle dyed look but didn't have white spots.

  8. That is a gorgeous purple color. Please let us know if this goes up in your store. =)

  9. Joycers, thank you! I will let you know. You'll be the first on the list if I do. :)