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Topic: YARN DYEING 101 - KOOL AID  (Read 161376 times)
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« Reply #480 on: March 24, 2006 12:17:00 PM »

klutzygirljenn- i love the color of the scarf! may i ask what color you used to make it that color? and i also am in love with that purple yarn!
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« Reply #481 on: March 24, 2006 12:52:43 PM »

Roxy-   It was Lamb's Pride Worsted  Emerald Fantasy Color... I squirted yellow food dye, red food dye and green food dye. No vinegar, just straight from the little tear drop container. The picture didn't show any of the purple, but it's in there, from the red hitting the emerald color.  Thx again.

It was fun, but a witch to knit. 194 yds on size 10 needles 11 stitches across... too like a week to knit it.   Tongue
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« Reply #482 on: March 24, 2006 12:54:19 PM »

I just checked, Emerald Fantasy color of Lamb's Pride Worsted is out of date. I remember getting it in grab bag my mom ordered from a catalog around Christmas time.   Sorry!! But I bet a deep green/blue would do the same thing.   Grin
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« Reply #483 on: March 25, 2006 04:52:21 PM »

I re-dyed the skein with more kool-aid and it looks even better. More pinks in it and green plus a light blue.
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« Reply #484 on: March 30, 2006 09:24:01 AM »

I tried dyeing some yarns with wilton gel dyes. The pinks are mixed with some kool-aid. I find that there is still some dye bleeding with the wilton. I used lots of vinegar and some i added kool-aid and i still had the problem.



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« Reply #485 on: March 30, 2006 09:37:38 AM »

apixiegrl, awesome dye job! The colors are very nice.

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« Reply #486 on: April 03, 2006 02:23:19 AM »



Mmmm... imagine what pretty socks this is going to make. More info at http://purlfriday.blogspot.com/2006/04/good-bye-yellow-brick-road.html#links

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« Reply #487 on: April 05, 2006 08:10:00 PM »

Man! Everybody's Kool-Aid yarn is fantastically gorgeous! Here's my FO with Lion Brand Fisherman's Wool in lemon-lime, orange, cherry, black cherry, grape, and berry-blue.  I wound off 100 yds, then made 6 mini-skeins still connected, and dipped each in small pyrex bowls, w/ 1 packet each, covered with water and nuked it. Crazy!

http://yarngear.com/blogspot/2006-03/koolaidhat.jpg100 yds total on 4.5mm needles
CO 108 sts and *K4, P2* for 6 inches,
then do the following decrease rounds
*K2-tog, K2, P2*
*K3, P2*
*K2-tog, K1, P2*
*K2, P2*
*K2, P2-tog*
*K2, P1*
*K2-tog, P1*
*K1, P1*
*K2-tog* then pull tail through sts and fasten.

Yes, you CAN make brown with Kool-Aid, like in my chocolate cream socks! Half the skein of Knit Picks Dye-Your-Own sock yarn took 10 (!) packs of lemon-lime and 2 packs of cherry.  On the stove, I kept adding the powder while the stock was hot, so it absorbed unevenly, but I do like that mottled hand-dyed look.  For the watermelon & lemon-lime stripes, 1 pack each, I mixed the dye into cool water, dipped the the yarn, THEN heated it to simmering, and I noticed that dye absorbs much more evenly that way.

http://yarngear.com/blogspot/2006-04/chocolatesocks.jpg

Here's more fisherman's wool in a watermelon colorway.

http://yarngear.com/blogspot/2006-03/watermelon.jpg

The earthy green was made by mixing tiny amounts of cherry into lemon-lime.  The pinks are Wilton's in varying strengths of Rose.  The red has some cherry added with the rose.

Someone mentioned about bleeding w/ Wilton dyes.  Look on the labels of your dyes for the word "lake" after the FD&C color name.  Those are not water soluble and will not dye your yarn, but merely stain it.  Some Wilton colors contain combinations of both "lake" and water soluble dyes, so only the latter actually dyes your yarn.   In that case, just wash your yarn well with soap after dyeing until the water runs clear.
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« Reply #488 on: April 05, 2006 09:47:24 PM »

Wow meilynne your yarn looks wonderful and very professional!

I just got done dyeing some KnitPicks Color Your Own. I wanted an aqua/green color and came up with this using 3 packets of Arctic Green and 1 blue lemonade.



More pictures on my blog http://www.knithole.blogspot.com
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« Reply #489 on: April 06, 2006 06:21:01 AM »

so was the brown made with the lemon lime and cherry? I'd love to know!!!!
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