For my next project at the Nihon Vogue Knitting School I have to knit a Lopi sweater. Today I dyed the aizome yarn for it.
I need about 400 gr in indigo. As I wanted all in the same color, I had to dye the wool together.
First I had to soak the yarn in water.
To keep the wool together in the vat, I used a small wooden pole to hang the bundles onto.
Putting this beautiful bright white yarn into a smelly dark brown vat needed a bit of confidence.
I used intervals of about 10 minutes 7 times to get the desired result.
Here some pictures from the various intervals.
I am very pleased with the result. The color is very beautiful and I look forward starting to knit.
Here you can see me in my biker outfit dipping- in the yarn.