So, I’m working on this punk knitters soaker at the moment. Its in Utiku yarn, which I have dyed with koolaid. I don’t particularly like the dye-job, I used a different method to my normal dip-dyeing – I put the yarn in a lasagne dish and poured over the dye solution and gave it a little swish. The result is a lot of the yarn stayed white, which I don’t really like. And it all looks a bit pale and washed out. But as this soaker is just for E to wear under dresses this summer I guess it doesn’t matter.
But I have a wee problem though – I only dyed 75g of yarn, and there isn’t much left do the leg cuffs. I can’t decide if I should just try to get 4 rows to each cuff (I might have enough yarn for that) but I prefer at least 8 rows for cuffs so I could use a contrast colour for a couple of rows on each cuff as a stripe.
But I can’t decide what other colour to use if I do that – I have put my pink scrap yarns next to the soaker in the pic. What do you think? The deep pink is a bit too deep I think. The one below that is actually a crepe yarn so a different texture to the Utiku. The pale pink is a bit, well, pale. The other one is a smidgeon of lovely lovely merino&silk but I only have a teeny bit of it. The only blues I have are not quite right either. sigh. I could always just use white Utiku but that would be boring, wouldn’t it?