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I have finally started a project with one of my Ombré dyed yarns. Here’s the one I’ve chosen:
Which, before I wound it up, looked like this:
For the full tutorial on how I dye these skeins, click here!
This time I am warping with alternating strands of Indigodragonfly MCS worsted, in a colour called ‘Unemployed in Greenland’ with strands of Indigodragonfly merino sock in a colour called ‘Is The Money Ok? Did They Hurt The Money? (I know, awesome, right?).
I am trying a few new things this time around:
The problem I was having was this: when you wind yarn onto your shuttle, the beginning of the yarn ends up being the last bit of yarn to come off the shuttle. This makes working with gradated yarns tough. To fix this, I use my ball winder to make a mini ball. Then I start winding on my yarn from the outside of that ball. By the time I get to the inside of that ball, I’m at the beginning of my colour gradient and ready to start weaving. When I run out of yarn I repeat the process to make sure that my colours are coming up in the right order. Sounds simple, but it really stumped me for a bit!
And here is the work so far. I’m weaving something that will hopefully be wide enough to be a wrap, and also hopefully have more drape than my all-worsted- pieces did.
I hope I have enough yarn! This is only my 5th project, so I have no idea in my head yet of how much yarn these things take. I can’t wait to see how the colour transitions come out!