Friday, July 25, 2008

YPF-Strange, but true....

I'm sure this is quite common, but it was interesting to me!

Different fibers take dyes in different ways. Something we all know happens and those of you that do dye fibers/yarns, experience this on a day to day basis I'm sure!

Well, now you can experience this!
Colinette Jitterbug
Jitterbug Sock Yarn by Colinette Yarns
100% Superwash Merino wool
Kingfisher Colorway

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Neat colors huh!


Remember this??
Colinette Banyan
Colinette Banyan
Kingfisher colorway
49% cotton
51% viscose

Colinette Banyan
I got the Jitterbug after the Banyan as I loved the colors so. I was quite surprised to open up the yarn and see the difference.

Oh, and check it out here! All the different yarn bases dyed with the Kingfisher colorway!

Strange but true huh?

10 comments:

IrishgirlieKnits said...

So pretty! In both base yarns!!

bockstark.knits said...

Wow, that is so completely different, I'm surprised that they call it the same colorway name. But I like both of them, very pretty!

Bezzie said...

I've only seen a dead kingfisher up close and personal, but I think the Jitterbug is closer to true life.

Karen said...

Wow, that is quite a difference. Good thing they are both so pretty though!!

sgeddes said...

I like 'em both and I knew that the fibers would take dye differently. But I had no idea the difference could be so drastic.

weezalana said...

Wow, I'd never guess that was the same colorway! It's so different, I'm kind of surprised they would even call them the same!

tiennie said...

They are both nice though!

freshisle said...

Lovely colours!
Try as I might, some of my own wool will not yield those bright colours the way the Louet merino base will. It's interesting to see the comparison.

Pamela said...

Oh my word, the dark blue is beautiful!

Knit and Purl Mama said...

I love the Kingfisher colorway. My sister just gave me her leftovers for my Leftover Sock Yarn blankie and I just love it. (And I love the socks she knit with it!)

Let me know if you have any leftover sock yarn scraps (each square only takes 4-5 grams) that you don't know what to do with!