Saturday, May 26, 2012

Dyeing Singles-Again

I had one lonely half bobbin of Corrie singles leftover from all that plying for sock yarn I did a while back.

Last summer I had The Mister make me some plastic niddy-noddys that I could use for dyeing.

You can paint on dye one strand at a time this way. I use a fork in one hand and the brush in the other to get the dye into the middle.

After my most recent dyeing disasters, I stuck to two colors that I knew would not look terrible mixing and mingling-yellow and orange.

At the last minute I added a touch of navy blue which I immediately regretted and then steamed the whole mess in the microwave 2 minutes on and 2 minutes off for about 20 minutes.

When the singles were dry I wound them into a center pull ball and then plied it taking one strand from the outside and one from the inside.

 This is always risky business with delicate singles so I give a big sigh of relief when I get to that end  loop without a tangle or a break.

For all that work I was rewarded with a cute little 50 gram skein of extremely variegated yarn.

 Not bad, since all those singles were originally destined for the trash.


  1. That's an interesting way to dye. Your yarn looks very summery.

  2. Cute - that's a really neat way to dye!

  3. Cool! I will have to try this method.