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Tres Chic Veronique


More dyeing!

Yes, I had another dyeing party! I couldn't keep my hands off of Marie's Procion dyes. Can you believe she loaned me 5 different dyes? I narrowed it down to 3 colors that I thought would look good for overdyeing my bright orange yarn: chocolate, bronze and rust. I did a little test, like so:

In the end, I chose chocolate. Here are my 3 newly brown skeins , and my 3 old red skeins. On the side, you can see the 3 test strands: chocolate on the bottom, bronze in the middle and rust orange on top.

I have to admit I was so impatient to get my yarn to dry that I plopped it in front of a fan, wound it as soon as it was dry (2 hours!), and started knitting immediately.
It looked so nice that I posted on the Scarf Style/Wrap Style KAL. Did you know I am the first to post about a Wrap?

Here's a cross post:

I took photos of the unusual cast-on edge for the brioche capelet (Shadow Dance). The pattern instructs you to do a provisional crochet cast-on (I did mine with orange waste yarn). Then, once you've knitted a bit, you simply unravel your waste yarn. I was afraid the whole thing would unravel, but, miracle of miracles!, it did not. Here's a photo tutorial :

I also would like to note that the instructions for the brioche stitch are much more detailed here compared to IK Spring '05. (Specifically on how to work the purl rows).

By Veronique
On Wednesday, November 09, 2005
At 11/09/2005 11:50:00 AM