The results from the test are in. I'm not having much luck controlling my colors on silk. The results are gloriously askew; black turns maroon and copper, brown turns iredescent orange and olive, and grey turns bronze with steel blue edges.
I tried all sorts of things to try to keep the colors from wicking like that, No dice.
I've decided that the silk has determined that this is how it should be, and I have to agree its a good call.
I am going to find another sort of scarf to use for my project and enjoy the silk just as it is.