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Dyeing to knit : how to use and create your own beautiful hand-dyed yarns / Elaine Eskesen.

Author Eskesen, Elaine.

Imprint[Camden, Me.] : Down East Books, c2005.

Physical Description:128 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm.

Note: ContentThe magic of color: why dye your own yarn? -- Understanding color and color relationships -- The all-important color wheel harmonies and contrasts -- Dyeing procedures -- A primer on washfast acid dyes -- Working with natural fibers -- Safety first! -- Setting up a dye studio -- Dyeing equipment -- Preparing yarn for dyeing -- Dye mixing and preparation -- Preparing dye bath & dyeing yarn -- How to dye solid colors -- How to space-dye yarn -- How to hand-paint yarn -- Dyeing different fibers together -- Overdyeing yarn -- Experimental dyeing techniques -- The design phase -- The all-important gauge -- Designing with hand-dyed yarns -- Sources of inspiration -- The patterns: projects for your hand-dyed yarn -- Solid color yarns -- Emily's baby sweater -- Rib and garter stitch scarf -- Rothko pullover -- Triangles child's sweater -- Bulky v-neck vest -- Cuff-to-cuff sweater -- Space-dyed yarns -- Child's woven pullover and hat -- Woven pullover and hat -- Basic beret -- Textured scarf -- Tee shirt -- Hand-painted yarns -- Gathered vest -- Fleece-lined mittens -- Slip stitch vest -- Maine bounty sweater -- Top-down raglan pullover -- Zigzag pillow -- Textured yarns -- Winter shawl -- Sampler vest -- Kid's ribbed pullover.

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