We used the colorway Vamp – a very saturated yarn in magentas and purples. But, if Vamp isn’t for you, they have TONS of colors! Pale blues, earthy greens and blushy pinks – just to name a few.
The yarn is a loosely-spun single. It’s a bit grabby but it’s also smooth. I didn’t notice any changes in gauge (it’s definitely NOT a thick-thin).
The yarn comes in a cake and it’s a bit kinky – an ode to its roots of being in a yarn blank. It’s not super-kinky though – just more than a gentle wave.
The Color Changes
That’s why you came, right? You’re curious about the color changes.
The colors change in a very slow and natural way. Going from one color to the other is very even and I didn’t even notice that the color changed as I was knitting it! It wasn’t until I took 2 areas to compare them that I could really tell that they changed.
I was sure that a yarn so saturated would certainly bleed. The water was bound to become a strong dark pink shade.
Well, I’m thrilled (excited!) to report that I was wrong! The yarn barely bled at all. The water became a watered down magenta. I was honestly shocked.
Given the way the yarn behaved in the first soak, I’d suggest it for colorwork. I don’t think I’d combine a white in there (not a knock on the yarn – I just wouldn’t tempt fate).
The dyeing is lovely and the yarn itself is wonderful! I’d happily use it in projects that need the oomph of color changes! If you’re on the fence, give it a try! There’s a reason that Freia has been around for so long.
About the Reviewer: Jody Richards
Jody is the founder and lead editor of Knotions. She loves poring over stitch dictionaries and trying out new stitches. And while she likes all things crafting (well ok, except that one thing), yarn crafts are her true love (and she has the stash to prove it).
She’s a serial starter-of-projects and has a serious problem with finishing things without a deadline.
And don’t get her talking about hand-dyed yarns. You’ve been warned.