Knitpicks Sock Blank and Dye Plants

After following the Knitpicks sock blank knit-alongs and dye-alongs  I decided to try one myself using dye plants. 

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Knitpicks sock blank. Starting with an overnight soak and standard Alum bath.

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Start with Oxylas. The sock blank soaked up the dye incredibly well. I underestimated the wicking effect and lost the white spots.  For the next one it mgiht be interesting to try with some dry areas.

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Overdye with Maddar.

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Some ‘saddening’ with Iron and Copper to tone down the yellow.

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Last the Indigo overdye.

 

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I am a total convert to the Magic Loop method of sock knitting but have never tried two at once or toe up. The pattern is good but I was somewhat confused at the beginning. Once over that hurddle I think the rest will be fairly straight forward.

 

 

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