Dying Yarn

Easy Goes It Shawl

Easy Goes It Shawl

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I’ve recently completed my Easy Goes It Shawl by Finicky Creations. The pattern is a free download on Ravelry. It was a fun and easy to knit. The shawl grew quickly and there was enough variation in the pattern sections to keep it from getting boring. I knit the majority of this shawl while in the car, in the good old days when we could still go places!  I chose to knit this shawl in my SW Merino, Cashere and Nylon yarn.… Read More »Easy Goes It Shawl

Two skeins of yarn in the colorway Mermaid

Mermaid

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I held a little naming challenge on my Facebook and Instagram accounts. This yarn was named Mermaid.

Find Your Fade with South Beach Yarn Co.

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While getting ready to attend the Kawartha Yarn and Fibre Festival,  I decided to photograph some of my yarns for my Facebook and Instagram accounts.  I thought it would be fun make up some ‘Find Your Fade’ combinations with my yarn. If you are planning on attending the festival I urge you to visit my booth early to get the best selection of  yarn. I’m a small indie dyer and I dye my yarn in small batches. I don’t often… Read More »Find Your Fade with South Beach Yarn Co.

2 skeins of yarn dyed in ice colors of red, blue and green

New Dyes, New Colorways

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Spring is in the air and so are new colorways for South Beach Yarn Co. Here is a sampling of the new colorways I’ve been creating. All yarns pictured here are on our new sock base consisting of 60% Superwash Merino, 20% Super Fine Alpaca, and 20% Nylon. This fingering weight, 4ply yarn has a generous 437 yds on each 100g skein. Do you have a favorite?

6 Skeins of Speckled Yarn

Speckled Yarn

Creating speckled yarn is one of my favorite ways to color fibre. One of the reasons I like it so much is because the end result is always a bit of a surprise. After having applied the dye to the yarn I never quite know what the finished product will look like. The process of creating speckled yarn takes time and requires patience. After applying dye to the fibre it needs heat to set it. When it’s been heated (or… Read More »Speckled Yarn

Close up of yarn floating in a dye-pot

Dying Yarn

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Dying yarn is a wonderfully creative process that I love exploring. Not many things bring me as much joy as when I get to add fiber to a dye pot. I love color and I love fiber. There is no end to the variance of color you can create. Being able to combine the two is a wonderful feeling. Two weekends ago I introduced my youngest daughter to dying yarn. She is artistic by nature and soon began experimenting with the… Read More »Dying Yarn