Dyeing yarn

I was in silence for a long. I spent peaceful days. Didn’t write much on the blog. But, I’m knitting and designing all the time.
I have a friend, who is a wonderful yarn dyer. She shows me her yarn and I ordered a couple hanks. Didn’t get package yet. I felt I really want dye yarn by myself since I saw her yarn. I’m not a pro-dyer like her. But I have experience about fiber dyeing.
So, I did.

참으로 조용하게 긴 시간을 보냈습니다. 하지만 변함없이 늘 뜨개질 하고 디자인하고 그렇게 지내고 있어요. 제게는 멋진 친구가 있습니다. 실염색을 기가 막히게 하지요. 얼마전 친구가 보여준 실을 보고는 망설임 없이 주문을 했습니다. 아직 소포를 받지는 못했지만 그날 이후로 자꾸 염색을 해보고 싶다는 생각이 드는겁니다. 프로 다이어는 아니지만 그래도 예전에 해봤던 경험을 떠올려 염색을 했습니다.

Here’s what I made. 짜잔! 제가 염색한 실을 보세요!

I used lovely yarn Ruth and Belinda Silky from England. Liz bought this for me almost 3 years ago. It 80% Superfine Peruvian alpaca and 20% mulberry silk. It’s beautiful even if in bare(undyed). I will make fingerless mittens.

루쓰와 벨린다라는 영국 브랜드의 실을 사용했어요. 약 3년전에 리즈가 선물해준 실인데 부드러운 파인 알파카 80%와 멀베리 실크 20%로 만들어진 멋진 실입니다. 염색을 안한 상태에서도 멋졌는데 너무나 하고 싶어서 훅 저질렀어요. 손가락 없는 장갑을 만들 계획입니다.

Worsted weight 100g/166m (180yd?) 워스티드 굵기(대바늘 약 4.5 mm 사용할만한 굵기) 100그람에 약 170미터입니다.

Used three different flavor of Kool aid packets. I really want to dye like  Knit pick  tonal. Love it.   3가지 쿨에이드 패킷을 사용했고 닛픽스의 토널시리즈 흉내를 내보고 싶었어요. 맘에 듭니다. 🙂

These are three packets I used. Alao heres a blog of my wonderful yarn dyer friend.  아래의 세가지 패킷을 사용했어요. 염색을 멋지게 하는 친구 꼬마토끼님의 블로그는 여기 입니다.

    

rain cloud

This is my new design rain cloud. I just want to use them all of my left over yarn. I made fingering version earlier. This cowl trio has two different reverse funnel version and single infinite version in one pdf file. It’s been a long time since I upload indie pattern in Ravelry. I was confusing and it took over an hour to upload. Pattern page is here. This is very useful and cozy item in this late fall through winter.

오랫만에 인디 패턴을 업로드 했습니다. 어찌나 오랫만이던지 업로드 하면서 한참을 헤맸어요. 전엔 어떻게 했었지? 하면서. 소량의 실로 만들기 좋은 요즘 딱 어울릴만한 카울 삼총사 입니다. 도안하나에 세가지 버전이 들어 있으니 취향대로 골라 만들면 될거예요. 🙂 늦가을을 지나 겨울로 가는 길목에 꽤 포근하고 유용한 아이템입니다.

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Finished size
One size & 3 different variations to fit an average adult neck.
Infinite worsted
10”/ 25cm tall, 30”/76cm circumferences.
Reverse funnel fingering
10”/ 25cm tall, 22”/56cm circumferences at upper edge, & 33”/84cm circumference at lower edge.
Reverse funnel worsted
11”/ 28cm tall, 26”/64cm circumferences at upper edge, & 38”/96.5cm circumference at lower edge.

Materials
Infinite worsted
MC Knit Picks Croma Worsted (70% Super wash wool, 30% Nylon; 198yards/100g) Natural 1 skein.
CC Knit One, Crochet too Paint box (100% wool; 100yards/50g) Blue Spruce 1 skein.
Reverse funnel fingering
MC Knit Picks Croma Fingering (70% Super wash wool, 30% Nylon; 396yards/100g) Weather vane 1 skein.
CC Knit Picks Croma Fingering (70% Super wash wool, 30% Nylon; 396yards/100g) Sandstone 1 skein.
Reverse funnel worsted
MC Knit Picks Croma Worsted (70% Super wash wool, 30% Nylon; 198yards/100g) Grey 1 skein.
CC Knit Picks Croma Worsted (70% Super wash wool, 30% Nylon198yards/100g) Fossil 1 skein.

US size 7 (4.5mm); US size 8 (5.00mm) for worsted weight, US size 2 (3.00mm); Us size 4 (3.50mm) for fingering weight.
Adjust needle size to obtain the correct gauge.

Tapestry needle, Marker

Gauge
Fingering weight 22sts and 28 rows = 4”/10cm in color work pattern on larger needle.
Worsted weight 18sts and 23 rows = 4”/10cm in color work pattern on larger needle.

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Winter park shawl

I’m back from long long absence. I am reboot this blog and would love to introduce my new design. It’s hard to say ‘new design’ honestly because it’s published early summer this year. I made a sample through last winter and published on Knitscene Handmade issue. Title of this shawl is Winter park. It’s worked from side to side in one piece, beginning at the left side corner. After the full height of the shawl is reached at the center point, the edge is finished with a knitted-on edging.

오랜 공백을 깨고 돌아왔습니다. 이 블로그를 리부팅하고 저의 새로운 디자인을 소개하려해요. 엄밀히 새 디자인 이라고 하긴 어렵긴 해요.  초여름에 닛씬 핸드메이드 이슈 Knitscene Handmade에 수록되었거든요. 지난 겨울 샘플을 만들고 도안을 만들었고 이름도 윈터파크 Winter Park, 아주 멋지죠? 끝에서 끝으로 떠가는 삼각숄인데 이등변 삼각형의 구조를 가지고 있어 중심이 제일 높아요. 그리고 마무리는 니티드 온 에징 Knitted-on edging이라고 불리우는 떠가면 이어주는 형식으로 되어 있습니다.

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Size 69” wide and 27” tall

Yarn Artyarns Merino Cloud (80% extrafine merino wool, 20% cashmere; 436 yd 399 m/100 g):
#2334 blue, 2 skeins

Gauge 20 sts and 30 rows = 4” in St st

Tools

Size 5 (3.75 mm): 32” circular (cir) needle
Markers (m)
Tapestry needle

Some of knitters made this shawl already. Wonderful FOs and photos made me so happy. It have give me a lots of passion to design again. They said yes for my photo request.

몇분의 니터들께서 이 숄을 멋지게 완성해서 보여주셨어요. 얼마다 기쁘고 행복하던지…한동안 건강상의 이유등으로 슬럼프에 있던 제게 다시 디자인을 하고픈 열망을 안겨 주었습니다. 허락을 구한 사진들도 함께 올려 봅니다.

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Larkspur Shawl

This is my newest design for Interweave Knits, Summer 2015.

Preview of Interweave Knits Summer 2015 is uploaded almost two months before season. I spend difficult time to figure it out my internet connection problems and had to delete former posts. Since I got this domain ‘marialeigh.net’, I didn’t write up post much. So,I just lost under 20 posts.

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About Larkspur shawl, it’s garter base shawl has crescent shape with simple garter lace edging inspired from wild flowers on the field. It’s top down shawl and it means this shawl has over 300 CO stitch numbers. But, here’s a small tip. Edging has multiple of 10 repeats. If you want to make larger or smaller size shawl, easily add or except multiple of 10 stitch numbers when you start cast on.

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I did image googling for Larkspur. Delphinium is another name of this beautiful flowers. Korean name of this flower has cute meaning. it’s little hood of swallow.

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The Larkspur Shawl is a narrow top-down crescent shaped with simple short-rows—no need to hide the wraps in garter stitch. A perpendicular garter lace edging is worked across the bottom.

Finished Size 55” wide and 16” deep.

Yarn Berroco Folio (65% superfine alpaca, 35% rayon; 219 yd 200 m/1¾ oz 50 g): #4558 cardinal, 3 skeins.

Needles Size 5 (3.75 mm): 24” circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Tapestry needle.

Gauge 22 sts and 42 rows = 4” in garter st.

Here‘s a Ravelry page of Larkspur Shawl.

이숄은 2015년 인터위브 니츠 여름호에 수록된 저의 최신 디자인입니다.

2015년 인터위브 니츠 여름호는 여름이 시작되기 약 2달전에 이미 프리뷰가 업로드 되었습니다. 인터넷연결하고 글을 작성하는데 문제가 있어 지난 몇개의 포스트를 삭제한 뒤에야 새 글을 올릴수 있게 되었습니다. 이 새로운 도메인 ‘marialeigh.net’을 가지게 된 이후 사실 포스팅을 그리 많이 하지 않아 잃어버린것이 20개 정도임이 다행이랄까요.

락스퍼 숄의 이야기로 돌아가서, 가터스티치가 기본이 되는 심플한 이 숄은 들판의 야생화헤서 영감을 얻은 가터 레이스 에징으로 마무리 되어 있습니다. 탑 다운 이라 자그마치 300이 넘는 수의 시작코를 자랑하지요. 에징은 10의 배수로 되어 있기 때문에 숄의 사이즈를 줄이거나 늘리고 싶다면 10의 배수만큼 늘리거나 줄여 코를 잡으면 됩니다.

락스퍼가 뭘까? 하고 구글링을 해봤는데 델피니움이라고 하는 예쁜 꽃이더군요. 카달로그에서 많이 봤는데 한글로는 참제비 고깔이라는 귀여운 이름을 가지고 있습니다.

Medalion Blouse

It’s almost end of April. My shoulders are getting better and I’m ready to knit again.
Preview of Interweave summer, 2015 is up a couple days ago. I have to write up something on my blog hurry.
I’m so lucky to show two of my designs on the knit.purl S/S issue. Introduced Labyrinth cardigan already and It’s time to talk about Medallion blouse. I got inspiration about this garment from insect. Especially beetle.
This blouse has very unique shape. Back width is larger than front. Also, Back armhole depth is deeper than front.
Suggest over 10″ positive ease for your bust size. I’m sure it has very comfortable fit.

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Finished Size 48 (52, 56, 60½)” bust circumference. Blouse shown measures 48″, modeled with 14″ of positive ease.

Yarn Knit Picks Comfy Worsted (75% pima cotton, 25% acrylic; 109 yd [100 m]/1¾ oz [50 g]): #24797 doe, 8 (8, 9, 10) skeins. Yarn distributed by Crafts Americana.

Needles Size 6 (4 mm): straight and 16″ circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Markers (m); removable m; stitch holders; tapestry needle.

Gauge 18 sts and 25 rows = 4″ in St st.

A charted lace pattern makes a medallion at the neck of this pullover, while the extra-wide back creates ruching at the shoulder seams. The overall look is retro, yet sophisticated.

Labyrinth cardigan

I’m back! 🙂 I was so quiet last two months. I have a pain on my right lower shoulder since I was a little girl. It was no big deal and I knew how to deal with it. But, pain came back to me again and I needed to time to take care of myself.
It was peaceful and lazy vacation from all crafty things.
I feel much better. I can’t wait to hold yarn and needle on my hands anymore.
Also I would love to show my newest design titled Labyrinth cardigan in knit.purl magazine.

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Finished Size 30 (32 ½ , 36, 39)” bust circumference, buttoned. Cardigan shown measures 30″, modeled with 4″ of negative ease.

Yarn Fibra Natura Good Earth (53% cotton, 47% linen; 204 yd [187 m]/3½ oz [100 g]): #103 desert, 8 (8, 9, 10) skeins. Yarn distributed by Universal Yarn.

Needles Size 6 (4 mm): 32″ circular (cir) and set of double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Markers (m); stitch holders; tapestry needle; 7 (7, 7, 8) 1 1/8” buttons.

Gauge 23 sts and 29 rows = 4″ in Rib and Welt patt.

Worked in one piece to the armholes, this jacket features an allover maze-like pattern of knits and purls that creates ribs and welts across the fabric. The effect on gauge is intriguing. Because the fabric behaves much like a rib, choose a size with negative ease.

I will be back with my onother design. Happy Knitting!

Rheya Cardigan

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Rheya cardigan, this is another my design for Interweave Knits, Spring 2015 with Velum cardigan. I used very thin yarn and thin needles also. It needs a lots of endurance and the result is always pleased. Preview page is here. It’s available digital download only at the Interweave store now. Physical release is in February 17th. Ravelry Design page is here.

I suggested yellowgreen for MC and rubyred for CC. I made sample swatch used those colour. Here are some of options for colour variations for this delicate lacy cardigan.

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Designer Maria Leigh

Finished Size 34½ (38½, 42½, 46½, 50½)” bust circumference, buttoned. Cardigan shown measures 34½”, modeled with ½” of positive ease.

Yarn Cascade Yarns Heritage Solids (75% superwash merino wool, 25% nylon; 437 yd 400 m/3½ oz 100 g): #5643 sunflower (MC), 4 (4, 4, 5, 5) skeins; #5652 mustard (CC), 1 skein.

Needles Size 2 (2.75 mm): 32” circular (cir) and set of double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Markers (m); stitch holders; tapestry needle; ten ½” buttons.

Gauge 37 sts and 39 rows = 4” in lace patt, relaxed; 28 sts and 42 rows = 4” in lace patt, stretched.

A leaf lace corrugated with purl ribs makes a fabric that hugs curves. TheRheya Cardigan focuses on fit throughout—the set-in sleeve is worked in the round, then divided for the cap. Narrow shoulders and waist-shaping complete the tailored look.