Sunday, March 4, 2012

Love to Dye Yarn!! My Newest Addiction!!

So when I learn a new hobby somehow I end up going all in everytime! I couldn't be happy just learning to knit, I really wanted to make my own colorways! Now don't get me wrong, my yarn trunk is now overflowing! I love to BUY new yarn as much as I like to knit. But I thought it would be fun to learn how to do it.

My first time I started off with some yucky yarn that I bought at Joann's that was a lt yellow colorway. I didn't care for it much, so I thought I couldn't harm it! I threw it in the crockpot, added some koolaid on top of it and let it steam. This was what I ended up with. I did it a few times.

The middle one I decided to try and knit a cabled hat for my cousin. I think it turned out pretty cute!

Then I decided to try Wiltons colors and threw them into the crockpot. A little more muted, didn't really get the colors I was going for.

Did Wiltons again but this time I decided to paint it on and then steam. I think it turned out a little better.
Knit up into these!

Then I ordered some marr haven yarns and tried to dye it using wilton dyes. Believe it or not these were all boy colors, but I kept getting pink girly colorways!!

So I went back to a white yarn and wiltons in the crockpot and got this one which turned into these.

Getting close!
So I ordered some more yarn, this one was just a Plymouth Yarn, and I ordered acid dyes from Dharma Trading. Painted this one and then steamed it. I call this one All Boy!

And then yesterday I dyed some cestari fine yarn with acid dyes. I am calling this one Tropical Thunder. I like it and can't wait to see how it knits up!


  1. You've created some fabulous colors - great job! I especially like the orange mix you made the shorts with!

  2. in love with all of your wool sets :) so talented!!

  3. Thank you so much for your compliments! I have some more yarn in the works, it is so addicting. Working on my little one's fall stash now!