Dyepot Stories: Solid As A Rock

Okay … every time I say the word solid, I have to do the entire Ashford & Simpson “solid as a rock” thing … hence the title.  😀

Okay, okay … I know you’re not here for that!  LOLOL!  So let’s get to it …

Creating dyed solid yarn is apparently a little harder to do than it looks that’s why we have … dun, dun, dun … semi solids!  For the times I’ve tried to get solid yarn, I got 80%, 88%, never 100%.  But after some experimenting, I finally got it.  Fully saturated, no white areas in the yarn, and she’s a beaut!!!   There were a few things to take into consideration — yarn content, weight of fiber, ratio of dye and all that jazz.  While those things contribute to giving us a good solid (including over dyeing if the yarn isn’t already too saturated), they can also affect if we don’t get a totally solid dye.

Finally, Solid

She might become part of a shawl, but I’m not sure yet.  In the mean time, I’m just going to enjoy the fact that she’s 100% solid!  And she sparkles!  What more can I ask for?

12 thoughts on “Dyepot Stories: Solid As A Rock

  1. HannahDavis June 27, 2015 / 11:45 am

    That is gorgeous, you did a great job!

  2. Preeti June 24, 2015 / 11:57 am

    So interesting! I thought solids were less complicated to dye, now I know better. I love the sparkly bits 🙂

  3. Opal June 24, 2015 / 8:58 am

    That’s a lovely color and I really like the sparkles!

  4. Andi June 23, 2015 / 9:29 am

    Absolutely gorgeous! Looks like you are perfecting your art, love. Yay to sparkles!

    • Nicky June 23, 2015 / 9:51 pm

      Thanks friend! I’m hoping to perfect!!! 😀

  5. dwj1978 June 23, 2015 / 9:25 am

    Sparkles? What yarn is that?! Love!! Also that’s my favorite shade of green 🙂

    • Nicky June 23, 2015 / 9:50 pm

      LOLOLOL! I got it from a friend who got it from a wholesaler. It’s bare yarn with sparkles in it. 😀

  6. savethestationery June 23, 2015 / 4:09 am


    • Nicky June 23, 2015 / 8:38 am

      Thanks friend! 😀

  7. sam June 23, 2015 / 3:39 am

    Oh Nicky, it is lovely! Such a great solid colour. And loving the sparkles. Xxx

    • Nicky June 23, 2015 / 8:40 am

      Thanks friend! 😀 I really appreciate the feedback from you ladies.

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