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What's Crocking? Indigo's Strange Awesomeness.

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What's Crocking? Indigo's Strange Awesomeness.

If you've ever had a favourite pair of perfectly faded blue jeans (not the super-fake-printed-to-look-worn ones), you know what crocking is. It's something unique to indigo dye, and its different than dye that hasn't taken properly, and is washing off. (Not cool) If you've ever knitted or crocheted with indigo dyed yarn, you may have noticed that your fingers, and perhaps knitting needles (or crochet hook) started turning blue! Don't panic, this is crocking, and its completely safe, and normal. If you're the kind of person that enjoys these strange fibrey phenomena, you may even be a little tickled by...

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WIP - Cardigan with Pleiades Sock

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WIP - Cardigan with Pleiades Sock

...two skeins at a time, and alternating them to help blend the variance in colour nicely...

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Pleiades Galore!

Pleiades Galore!

With the arrival of Pleiades Sock base in July, I've been cranking out new batches almost daily! Pleiades is fantastic for not only socks, but shawls, mittens, hats and even garments. The stretchiness works great for fitted tops, and holds its shape on things like sweaters.  

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