Saturday, January 02, 2010
1.2 First shawl
Leaf Lace Shawl is the first one I'm starting.
This yarn was one of the ones that we dyed at the Natural Dye Days. I started with white Jaggerspun Zephyr. After a mordant bath of zinc, it went into the dyebath of goldenrod and come out shaded from yellow to dark gold (apparently the zinc strikes on unevenly unless extreme care is taken. We didn't take care.) After going into the indigo dyebath, the yellow bits came out blue-green, and the dark gold came out yellow green.
I think the variations of green are going to look very nice in the leaf lace pattern.