I finished my mittens last week. The fiber was Kool-aid dyed. The six colours are from three packets.
For each colour I added half the fiber, then when some of the original colour was gone, added the second half of the fiber. For example, the first half of the fiber dyed green from the lime Kool-aid. The colour that was left in the dyebath dyed the second half of the fiber aqua.
Each piece of the six colours was carded into six rolags (total of 36 rolags altogether). I arranged the stripe order based on the “changing of the bells” technique from the most recent Handwoven and spun the wool on my spindle. I navajo-plied the yarn to keep the colours pure. The pattern is a mix of several knitted mitten patterns that fits me well.
It sure was lots of fun to plan a project from the fiber to the end-product!
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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Last Updated on April 15, 2021 by Paivi Suomi