Sunday, November 13, 2011

Mary's Kaleidoscope

I am blessed to have people willing and able to test knit some of my patterns.
In the case of the Kaleidoscope shawl, this was especially important as I was using techniques new to me while describing how others would replicate them.
In Mary's case, she decided to use some yarn that came 'bare' so that she could dye it herself. She created a subtle purple and pink, combined with a beautiful clear turquoise and named it 'Salt Water Taffy'. After she had it knitted up, she decided she didn't really like the resulting combination in the fabric as well as she liked it in the skein. She decided to over dye her shawl with the help of her sister, and it came out a glorious luminescent blue-purple. I love how the edges of the triangles are a slightly deeper tone. The story of the dying process is told HERE in her project page.




5 comments:

morewithles said...

Pretty color -- great version!

morewithles said...

Pretty color -- great version!

Don Meyer said...

Creative way to get what you want.

AlisonH said...

Oh, that's gorgeous!

Kym said...

So lovely!