Firstly, I dyed a skein of sock yarn - which was a Super wash wool and nylon mix. These are the colours I went for
and this is what I got - wow!
I then followed up after lunch dyeing my skein of Black Hills Boucle Chunky which is 70% wool and 30% mohair. It was interesting to see the difference in take up of yarn. With the super wash there was no surplus dye in the rinsing water, but with the Boucle; I nearly had a heart attack when I took it out of the steamer and saw a huge purple mess, so much dye, not sure how much water I used to rinse this but the end result is very subtle. I wished there had been more green and the orange is more of less lost, but the overall result is very organic looking.
This yarn I plan to make into a cowl or a short scarf - there is only 150 grams and so not really much else I can do with it, especially as I'm not a hat person
The super wash sock yarn 100grams/400 meters - so there is enough for a shawlette.
Can't wait for the yarns to dry so I can wind them up and see how they look. A big thank you to Clare for a great day out