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« on: January 26, 2008 07:52:46 AM »

I finally got around to trying to dye yarn with kool-aid. It must be the beginner project for dyeing fibers as it is easy and cheap. Cheesy In non-aluminum pots (like stainless steel), boil Kool-Aid first. Here I am dipping the yarns into the boiling Kool-Aid:


On this one I used four packets of Black Cherry for one skein of Ella Rae natural colored yarn. Tutorial suggestions say 1 packet per ounce of yarn which I did but to get that deep color, I am going to use more Kool-Aid next time.


My other skein used four packets of Lemonade, four packets of Pink Lemonade and five packets of Orange. The colors ended up being beautifully bright due to that Kool-Aid to yarn ratio. The water here is still saturated with dye. This yarn is Cascade 220 White. You let the yarn sit in the water for about half an hour or until the water is milky or clear.

Here the yarn has soaked up all the dye!

You wash the yarn with cold water in a colander and hang it to dry. End result: the pink could have been darker and the orange jumped onto the yarn that first touched the water, you can tell by looking at it.

I still love the Black Cherry yarn too.

Hmm, Sherbet Goodness.
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« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2008 08:20:44 AM »

The multi-color one reminds me of Starburst Fruit Chews!!!

Nice stuff!
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« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2008 08:36:14 AM »

i LOVE the colors.  where is the tut you used?
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« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2008 08:43:30 AM »

The multi-color one reminds me of Starburst Fruit Chews!!!

Nice stuff!

Thank you! I knew it reminded me of something tasty, other than Kool-Aid.

Lolacat, here are the websites where I found good instructions:

http://www.knitty.com/issuefall02/FEATdyedwool.html
http://www.streetsandyos.com/archives/koolaid_dyeing/index.php
http://alison.knitsmiths.us/001758.html

I also posted a longer pictorial here, FYI.
http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2396461&l=043db&id=7918044

Most important things are: using organic yarn like wool (acrylic won't work), UNSWEETENED Kool-Aid, and don't stir it too much unless you want a felt blob!

Post your pics when you do your dyeing!
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« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2008 08:55:44 AM »

Wow! Thank you for posting that, Ive been wondering how that works!  Cheesy I love your yarn.
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« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2008 10:59:51 AM »

Neato!!!  What a fun project!
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« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2008 11:01:55 AM »

Wow, I love it all balled up! The colours are amazing.
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« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2008 11:07:37 AM »

Holy jebus.  I tried to dye the EXACT same colors last night.  I used fewer packets, and as such my colors came out a lot more muted and blended together.  Yours looks great!  If my camera were working, I would show you mine.
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« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2009 09:10:12 AM »

Thanks for making me one of the Best of 2008!! I'm honored!!
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« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2009 08:37:10 AM »

Congrats!!

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