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Topic: YARN DYEING 101 - KOOL AID  (Read 164499 times)
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« Reply #170 on: April 07, 2005 01:51:17 PM »

I used cool aid to die a swatch.  The swatch is a bit blotchy. I have a picture of the swatch here:
http://www.thedietdiary.com/blog/index.php?p=58 I don't think you can really see the blotchiness.

I suspect it's better to dye the yarn before knitting it.
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« Reply #171 on: April 14, 2005 06:19:37 AM »


another experiment.

1 skein Knitpicks Elegance (110 yards / 50g) + 2 packets Strawberry Starfruit Swirl + 2 packets Switchin' Secret + 1 packet Pink Lemonade

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« Reply #172 on: April 14, 2005 05:49:07 PM »

Guessica - I love how all of your yarn came out!  I tried the yarn dyeing today, and had a great time with it.  My supermarket only had six flavors of Kool-Aid to choose from, but I made due with what I had.  


This is Wool of the Andes, from Knit Picks - I highly recommend it for beginners (like me).  It's cheap and takes up the colors really well.  I can't wait for the yarn to dry so that I can see what the colors look like all together in a skein and a swatch!

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« Reply #173 on: April 15, 2005 05:25:58 AM »

 
 
Here are the results of Easter Egg Dye! ^ I really liked this stuff for yarn-dyeing, I found it easier to get multiple colors on one skein, and it blended beautifully wherever two colors met. Word to the wise: they aren't kidding about the stain warning! Protect your countertops!  Wink

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« Reply #174 on: April 17, 2005 10:36:43 AM »

I've been watching this thread for a while and fnally decided to try it yesterday.  Here's my lemon-lime kool aid dyed yarn:
http://www.junkbunny.com/digphotos/01new-12-04/koolaid4.JPG
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« Reply #175 on: April 18, 2005 05:08:09 PM »

Wow, all of these yarns are so cool!! Shocked I am definitely, definitely doing this when I have some free time over my spring break!!
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« Reply #176 on: April 21, 2005 08:27:26 AM »

I just dyed some Knitpicks undyed merino sock yarn with Kool aid:



The pinkish part is Strawberry and the yellowish part is Mango with Lemon.

I also dyed this one with Kool-aid:

   




I made the hank very big so that it would be self striping. The yarn is Kitten mohair. I wasn't sure if it would dye, because it's 50% acrylic and 50% wool-mohair. It worked, but it's light. It came out sort of pastel.
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« Reply #177 on: April 21, 2005 09:33:55 AM »

I made the hank very big so that it would be self striping. The yarn is Kitten mohair. I wasn't sure if it would dye, because it's 50% acrylic and 50% wool-mohair. It worked, but it's light. It came out sort of pastel.
Wow!  I love the self-striping effect!  I'm going to try that next time.  

Here is a photo of my finished product from last weekend:
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« Reply #178 on: April 21, 2005 10:11:09 AM »

crabby that looks amazing.  I must have that yarn now! lol
ill definately be doing this soon. what flavors did you use again?
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« Reply #179 on: April 21, 2005 01:07:10 PM »

Everyone's yarn looks so great! I just got the supplies & hopefully will have some time this weekend! Smiley
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