Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Painting Yarn

I worked all day yesterday hand painting a pound of worsted weight wool. I'll post better pics when it is dry. I was so eager to show it off last night I forgot to rinse it first, and did that this morning. I learned of the technique in an article by Nancy Roberts in Spin-Off Fall 2006. Turns out SHE heard of it in an article in in Threads in 1995 by Rebekah Younger. (Turns out this is Becky Younger, my sister's childhood friend.) Anyhoo, you knit up the undyed yarn on a machine, dye it, then reknit into whatever you want. It gives you long sections of color impossible to do with a 60 or 72-inch hank. I'm thinking this wants to be either a lace stole or a sideways sweater.


Paula460 said...

you did a terrific work on that wool.

boobookittyfug said...

Thanks. I like your zig-zags.