Saturday, December 10, 2016

Dyed yarn drying on niddy noddy

So the yarn, squeezed and wrapped onto a niddy noddy is now drying, and since the nn is 18 inches wide, counting the wraps tells me I have approximately 60 yards of dyed yarn.  It's a soft sort of redwood shade, and is variegated enough that I think it will knit up looking a bit heathery.  This is Spanish merino.  

 You can see the color here, against the green wall and the white freezer, to get the depth of color.  I started from natural, that is warm white, yarn, no presoaking except when it was spun, and it seems to have taken up color as well as presoaked might have.

So I'd say that experiment worked out pretty well. Do try this at home.