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jeanius80
08-07-2007, 10:10 PM
so i started the mystery stole 3 using zephyr lace weight in vanilla. i don't like the stole, but i do like melanies hanami stole (http://bp2.blogger.com/_RmJGC-W5pf4/RexZgdknidI/AAAAAAAAAMA/29fPwcfFPF4/s1600-h/Hanami.jpg). can i dye zephyr? i was thinking of dyeing it very light blue with spots of pink and pale green... i think it would remind me of cherry blossums that way.. tips?

IamtheWalter
08-10-2007, 07:56 AM
I searched for zephyr on yarndex and got two results: one from bouton d'or (superwash wool) and one from jaggerspun (wool/silk) both laceweight (well one was listed as dk but comments state that a laceweight is also made).
Both are dyeable and the steps taken to dye the yarn are no different than dyeing a plain wool yarn with acid dye though with the jaggerspun yarn, I would use professional acid dyes not koolaid wiltons or food coloring since in my experience, food coloring based dye just bleeds to no end from silk.