Dyeing Experiment: Partially Submerging Balls of Yarn in a Dyebath

Dyeing Experiment: Partially Submerging Balls of Yarn in a Dyebath

I love creating asymmetric skeins of yarn, but all of the previous skeins have been created by hand wound cakes. I have yet to dye commercially wound balls of yarn. In this experiment, I wanted to see what kind of effect I could achieve by partially submerging balls of yarn in the dyebath. The resulting yarns should be variegated all the way down.

At the end of the video, I will show a preview of a shawl knit from these yarns. (As of 2/21/2013 the Denise Shawl pattern is available for purchase for $5.00 through Ravelry http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/denise-shawl)

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Detailed Video Contents:
0:00 Introduction and setting up the dyebath
3:33 Adding the yarn to the dyebath
4:48 After 10 min of cooking, changing the position of the balls of yarn
6:26 After 20 min of cooking, turning the heat off. Explanation of washing (not shown on camera.)
7:09 The drying balls of yarn
8:09 Winding the yarn onto the niddy noddy; a look at the interior of the dyed balls of yarn
9:16 A look at the final skeins of yarn
11:14 The Denise Shawl knit out of these 3 balls of yarn

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