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detritus
« on: November 19, 2007 09:11:25 PM »



These Monkey socks were a lot of fun. I couldn't seem to put them down! The lace was easy enough to memorize but interesting enough to keep me from getting bored. No second sock syndrome here: after finishing the first sock I immediately cast on for the second one. I used Knit Picks bare yarn in merino/nylon that I dyed with some Jacquard acid dyes. The white bits are places where the string tied around the yarn in the dye bath was a wee bit too tight. I was kicking myself when I pulled it out of the dye, but I actually like how it looks knitted up. I love the soft, subtle variation in color you get from kettle dyeing yarn.
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amelie
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2007 09:15:57 PM »

Those look great! I love the color, and they look super soft!  Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2007 05:30:07 AM »

I love the soft, subtle variation in color you get from kettle dyeing yarn.

I agree. Your yarn is so pretty.
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« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2007 06:18:45 AM »

That color is awesome!  These turned out great!
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detritus
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2007 09:03:42 AM »

Thank you! I think everyone should try using acid dyes. It's really so easy to get beautiful colors. This took me all of five minutes!
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« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2007 09:42:26 AM »

Gorgeous!

I love the Monkey socks, and I really like them in a semi-solid colour so you can see the pattern. Monkeys are high on my "to do" list!  You did a great dye job too. I was playing around Kool-Aid dying sock yarn on the weekend, and couldn't get the same kind of rich colours. I'll have to try acid dyeing!
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