Friday, October 9, 2009

Fiber Friday: Hand Painted

I always find hand painted yarns very interesting, how someone painted dye on instead of kettle dying or just giving it a general dip dye. The look of hand painted yarn is special and it makes for interesting garments. Do certain colors pool, are there so many colors there's no chance of pooling, what if i cast on 20 stitches instead of 30 how will it effect the color pattern, how will certain stitch patterns look. These are all the exciting questions that run though my mind when I pick up a hank of hand painted yarn.

OY, THE KOI -- Hand Painted Superwash Merino Wool Fat Fingering Sock Yarn