Saturday, January 02, 2010

1.2 First shawl

Leaf Lace Shawl is the first one I'm starting.

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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.

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I think the variations of green are going to look very nice in the leaf lace pattern.

5 comments:

Cookie said...

I agree! It's beautiful!

beadlizard said...

Looks as if the center stitch is NOT twisted? Love the color and sheen.

gayle said...

Beautiful yarn! That shawl will be simply stunning. Please post lots of pics along the way - just so we can admire the colors and the leaves!

Squishy said...

That is very beautiful. I love the explanation of the color too. Thank you!

freyalyn said...

Lovely. I know I automatically love green stuff, but this is really nice. And good to have the dyeing detail too. Good wishes for 2010.