two-ply shetland wool, preparing for dying.
This Shetland wool is about 3 years old. I washed and carded it, but never really did anything with it. Not because of laziness, but because I am very busy. (That’s my story and I am sticking to it)
So I spun up a lot of the plain white undyed wool. I get bored quickly, so I typically will dye the wool before spinning, but I decided I wanted to do something different with this one.
How to chain
In the back of my head I plan to do some long repeats with one hank, and shorter ones with the other hank. Now, if I was planning it better, I would have dyed the single-ply yarn this way, then ply’d the two colours together. however, this should work.
Whatever project I have planned will have one section with long repeats, and another section with shorter repeats. now, I have to decide on a colour scheme, on how many colours to have, and on what the project will actually be. My go-to plan is either an 8-sided beret, or socks knit two-at-a-time from the toe up. Or mittens — but that thumb-thing keeps getting in the way.
I’ll have to see what the finished dyed wool tells me it wants to be when it grows up.