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.Β  πŸ˜€

Okay, okay … I know you’re not here for that!Β  LOLOL!Β  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!Β  For the times I’ve tried to get solid yarn, I got 80%, 88%, never 100%.Β  But after some experimenting, I finally got it.Β  Fully saturated, no white areas in the yarn, and she’s a beaut!!!Β Β  There were a few things to take into consideration — yarn content, weight of fiber, ratio of dye and all that jazz.Β  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.Β  In the mean time, I’m just going to enjoy the fact that she’s 100% solid!Β  And she sparkles!Β  What more can I ask for?

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