Wednesday, June 21, 2006

BFL Sock Yarn Experiment ... by Patrice

I have a Yarn Review Board and each member has received a skein of the new BFL Sock Yarn (as yet unnamed) to work with and give me feedback. At this early stage of the game, I will be able to make changes in the manufacturing process. This as-yet-unnamed-BFL-3-Ply-Superwash-fingering-weight yarn is exclusive to Wool2Dye4.

Here is Patrice's experiment: She used Paas egg dye (2 pills) in 1/2 cup vinegar and 1 cup water, then microwaved it for three 2-minute intervals, let it cool and washed in Eucalan. Patrice soaked the yarn for 30 minutes before dyeing, adding 'a glug' of dish soap to the soaking water. After rinsing in Eucalan, she rinsed the skein briefly.

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