Caribbean

I absolutely love this blue yarn! The blue dye "broke" into blue and purple. It is gorgeous! And hard to photograph to really show the true color of the purple tones in there! At least while it's in the hank.

I have been able to replicate this yarn. When I dyed the second hank, it was almost identical to the first.

Here's how I did it:
about 4 ounces/232 yards of Lion Brand Fisherman's Wool ~skeined into a big loop of yarn.
Soaked yarn for about 30 minutes in a bowl of hot tap water & glug of vinegar.
Mix dye: small glug of vinegar, 1/2 teaspoon Wilton's Royal Blue Icing Colors, add enough hot tap water to bring whole solution to about 1 cup.

Big saucepan with about 4 cups of hot tap water & glug of vinegar.
Carefully put yarn into pan of water.
Pour dye into pot. All in the center.
No need to poke or mix. The dye will move through the yarn.
Turn heat on under pan. Low heat. Cover.
When the water looks like it is beginning to have tiny bubbles around the edges of the pan, turn it off.
Leave until completely cool.
Rinse.
Set dye in microwave.
Squeeze.
Let dry.

I haven't been to the Caribbean, but I decided that this yarn makes me think of the water of the Caribbean. Beautiful clear blue and rich purple. Mmmm. I could be way off, but that's my story and I'm sticking to it.

I'll come back tomorrow with a pic of the knitted item~ so long as the sun cooperates. It may be cloudy and rainy tomorrow. At least I'll have my sunny yarn…

Be brave, be creative~

Connie

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