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Topic: Hand Dyeing Yarn- Color Uniformity- HELP!!  (Read 701 times)
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« on: November 05, 2006 06:09:24 PM »

I recently "acquired" 8 huge skeins of knit picks merino bare to dye a bright red-orange. I don't have a huge microwave or a pot big enough to dye more than one or two skeins at once, and after dyeing 2 skeins, I realized that- the colors don't match exactly! I should have thought of this in the first place, but after getting the yarn and the dye, I was way too eager to get started!

The remaining un-dyed skeins are more than enough to make myself a sweater- should I just knit the sweater and dye afterwards?


Should I do two or three rows, alternating each skein? Would that adequately conceal a slight color variation, or just make it look kind of stripe-y?


Is there a way to dye with Wilton's icing dyes that would allow me to do the whole she-bang at one time without having a professional grade kitchen? Please HELP! I'm itching to be knitting asap.... Wink
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« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2006 06:16:22 PM »

If you don't have a big enough pot, I would dye the sweater afterwards in the wash.  I once used my stainless sink to dye with RIT dye (many skeins like you) but I don't know if it would work for wiltons. 

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