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    Overdyed projects

    Let's post yarn we've overdyed!

    I pulled one out of the dye pot yesterday. This was Knit Picks Felici in Soft Serve (here's someone else's FO for a before picture) but I didn't care for the colors. I tried knitting a baby cardigan with it, but wound up frogging it for various reasons, so it's been sitting in my stash ever since. Yesterday, since I didn't have any sock yarn I liked(!) for a sock KAL, I decided it was time to overdye the Felici alongside a previous failed dyeing attempt.

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    I underestimated how much dye would migrate from the other yarn (deep pink), so this is what happened in a 1% bath of Lanaset Blue 2R, which is normally a bright blue. I can't complain, it's a lovely shade!

    No pics yet of the other yarn. Much less dye than I wanted actually struck, so I need to give it another round of heat.

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    Great color! That came out really nice.

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      Here's the other yarn after two rounds of heating. I put in dark pink, and I get... cornflower blue?

      I kind of know what happened -- when I brought the dyebath up to temp (twice), the old Jacquard dye detached. I knew this would happen to an extent, but I didn't expect it to be so complete or that the Lanaset would take over so thoroughly. I can't complain, because I like the shade!

      Anyway. This is 190g of handspun merino, in white and mid grey, spun and plied up to come out as a gradient. The top two are sport to DK weight four ply, and the bottom is two ply fingering leftovers.

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        My latest sock yarn overdyes have dried, and I'm pretty darn happy with them.

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        I started out with a couple of Knit Picks shades I had around but didn't care much for in socks, as well as one skein of W2D4's That Yak Sock, which comes as grey due to the yak content.

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        This is That Yak Sock, overdyed with 1.5% Lanaset Violet. This particular dye shade is a favorite of a lot of people, including me.

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        Formerly Knit Picks Stroll in Tranquil, I hit it with greens, blues, and that same violet.

        And then, there's...
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        Knit Picks Stroll in Cork. If that looks like yarn barf, uh... I seem to have forgotten the ties after skeining. At least I'm happy with the colors! I added yellow, orange, one of the reds, and Bordeaux B.

        That's a total of about 350 grams of sock yarn, which should keep me busy for a while since I use 50-60 grams for a pair of socks. I think that's all the dyeing I'm going to do for a little while. Between that, my sweater lot from the other thread, and other projects I have going on, I've got plenty of projects on my plate.

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          HeatherAthebyne These yarns look great well done. I have overdyed a couple of yarns myself and very happy with the results. thanks for the thread this is so interesting.

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            Click image for larger version  Name:	Marshland.jpg Views:	0 Size:	63.6 KB ID:	26677 This is a DK Merino Silk I purchased and the color was not what I expected. It was very khaki rather than olive so I have over-dyed with browns and turquoise and I think this will look great knit up as a cowl. I should have taken of the before over dyed but you get the idea.

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