Ok, I'm beginning to wonder what dad and I got ourselves into. We always like creating presents for family members. Well...all total we have 18 scarves to knit, and possibly hats to match if we have time. We also got the nifty idea it'd be fun to dye our yarn! Which both of us have never done.
So...we spent about $170.00 on bare fingerweight yarn and jacquard dyes from knitpicks. We are planning on double stranding the yarn to make our scarves.
So now I have a bunch of undyed yarn, acid dyes, just bought myself 2 crockpots from the thrift store and some wooden forks. And I'm NERVOUS!! I need to get started on it, but ...UGH!! So intimidated, you have no idea!
A couple questions.
The yarn is in hanks, would you (excuse my newbishness) re-wind the hanks to make a bigger loop so that the dye can filter in thru the fibers better? I don't have a swift, was just planning on using my kitchen chairs.
Should I start out with one color on one hank or just dive right in and do several? I'm concerned since I'm double stranding the yarn that the two skeins will be so different and look strange together. Was considering using one thats a flat color and then maybe one that has several different shades.
I'm also scared of accidentally felting it. How likely is it that it'll felt on me if I'm careful to not agitate it?
On using several colors, I've seen some of your creations, and I love them! Any suggestions for picking out colorways?
Anyway, thanks in advance! Any ideas/suggestions would be greatly appreciated.