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rinekebrouwer
« on: September 22, 2006 08:57:57 AM »

Hi
the book One Skein by Leigh radford has these fingerless gloves in them that I made. the yarn is grey sock yarn which I dyed with egg-dye (used for dying eggs at easter time - it works just like other food colouring).



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kholbert
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2006 09:02:23 AM »

i can't see your picture(s).
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Hinote1980
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2006 11:21:42 AM »

I do like how the colors turned out. You just used regular egg dye? This may sound like a stupid question but did you use Vinegar to set it, or just use the dye as is?
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« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2006 04:07:02 AM »

Hinote1980,

Yes I used vinegar, otherwise the dye won't sit. The egg colour came in tablets and I just dissolved them in a little bowl with only vinegar, no water. It worked!

cheers, rineke
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« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2006 09:06:07 AM »

gorgeous!
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« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2006 02:23:39 PM »

I'm just finishing up a pair as well. They are a fast easy knit & yours turned out great!
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« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2006 07:07:12 AM »

any chance that you might post a photo of the gloves on hands?

very clever to use egg dye!
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« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2006 12:37:29 AM »

so i know this sounds stupid but..
you set the dye with vinegar - clearly the yarn smells, so do you have to wash and dry it before you knit it up?
btw - great fingerless gloves!
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« Reply #8 on: October 08, 2006 10:57:23 AM »

knittingal: I dissolve the dye in vinegar and 'cook' the yarn with it in the microwave (like you do with kool aid - see tutorials on this, e.g. on knitty). Then after, i wash it with dish soap, so it won't smell.
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