The Twisted Sisters Sock Workbook: Dyeing, Painting, by Lynne Vogel

By Lynne Vogel

The Twisted Sisters Sock Workbook: Dyeing, portray, Spinning, Designing, Knitting КНИГИ ; ХОББИ и РЕМЕСЛА Автор: Lynne Vogel Название: The Twisted Sisters Sock Workbook: Dyeing, portray, Spinning, Designing, Knitting Издательство: Interweave Press Год: 2007 Формат: PDF Размер: 9.55 Mb Страниц: ninety eight Язык: английский Для сайта: www.mirknig.comThe Twisted Sisters are a gaggle of ladies in Oregon who get pleasure from making exceptional hand-spun, dyed, and knitted socks from scratch. This booklet approximately how they do it truly is chock-full of colour photographs of lovely socks you are going to by no means see on the market at your neighborhood Wal-Mart. the writer, an finished hand spinner and knitter, assumes that the reader already is aware find out how to knit and spin and desires to visit the following point of sock-making creativity by means of dyeing or hand portray hand-spun yarn to make signature socks. incorporated are guidance for dyeing yarn or roving utilizing cold and hot pour dyeing, spot dyeing, and dyeing with Kool-Aid, in addition to feedback for spinning the yarn to maximise the consequences of dyeing and, ultimately, equipment of designing and knitting perfectly-fitting socks. For its chosen viewers, this is often the easiest nontechnical source to take you thru the strategies of dyeing, spinning, and designing eighty five

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Photo: Jim Ann Howard SPOT D Y E I N G This variation on the cold pour technique makes roving or yarn with small dots of color. Arrange presoaked fiber on the plastic wrap. Using a squeeze bottle with a small opening, shake dye solution onto the fiber in a random pat­ tern. To make larger spots, press the bot­ tle opening directly onto the fiber. After applying the dots of color, follow steps 6 through 12 as usual to complete the process and fix the dyes. Variations for applying color with this technique are endless.

I call this "making the state of ^ By pulling apart areas that are dyed different colors, you can use parts of a roving to spin solid-color yarns. Since this split is right on the junction between the two colors, fibers of both colors are pres­ ent on each side of the split. S p l i t t i n g l e n g t h w i s e If I want the lengths of colors in my yarn to change at short intervals, I split the roving into long narrow strips by halving the entire piece, then halving it again and so on until I have a number of thin strands.

The point where N l and N4 join You are now ready to knit back and Row 3 (RS): Yo, knit across to the yo is the center back of the leg and bottom forth. (At this point I like to put the sts from the previous row. There will be of the foot. I leave the cast-on tail to mark from N2 and N3 onto waste yarn, 2 yo's on the left needle, then a row this juncture; it signals the beginning of because if I don't do that, I pull the of pairs. Slip the 2 yo's and the first each round. sts at the corner of the heel every st of the next pair kwise and return time I turn the row and it leaves a them to the left needle.

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