One down, one to go

Out of my goal to use up the tencel and bamboo blends in my stash, I’ve got one down, one to finish. I chain plied the merino/tencel from Chameleon Colorworks on Sunday during an evening, post storm, spin on the porch. It went fairly quickly as I only have 132 yards of this one.

And then I went to wash and finish it. It is interesting that KnittingSarah and I were just recently discussing what can be done when a handspun yarn bleeds terribly on finishing. I suggested a glug of vinegar in the rinse water. I don’t usually do it, but if I am sure something will bleed, it is worth a try.

Turns out, this finished yarn bled like crazy. Even after rinsing, it made a terrible dark grey mess all over the tub under where it was hanging. And I can’t help but think that this muddied the colors a bit. It might be my imagination.


3 thoughts on “One down, one to go

  1. Good tip. I’ve also used those color catcher sheets on indie dyed yarns that bleed. BTW, gorgeous finished yarn. Screams hat to me!

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