I have spent too much time this weekend wondering how people like Madelinetosh and The Plucky Knitter get their yarn to look the way it does... I've had some experience dyeing yarn/wool, but these two dyers are just really unique to me. First I thought they kettle dye with at least two very similar colors (like green and green with a touch of brown), but then some of the yarns look like they just sparkle (if that makes sense... it's all 100% natural fibers, no actual sparkling).
For examples take a look here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/chavala/3369591732/ part of me wants to think it's dyed with 2 similar colors, hung up to dry, then brushed on with some other colors.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sheepishone/3672857131/ This is more solid, but it's so not solid, if you see what I mean.
What do you all think?