First Dye Job

crmartin's picture

Seeing Andy's beautiful yarns, I decided to try myself. I first dyed the yarn (Knitpick's Bare Merino/Nylon Fingering) with black cherry KoolAid. After it was dry I overdyed it with Jacquard Black. The red is a little darker than in the picture. I'm really quite pleased with the results.

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YarnGuy716's picture

Fabulous color job! Be

Fabulous color job! Be warned... yarn dyeing can be as addictive as knitting is. I actually have a kilo cone of Platinum Sock Yarn that I have to wind into hanks so I can dye it up. Looking forward to seeing it knit up.

crmartin's picture

That's what I'm afraid

That's what I'm afraid of!

Randy

ronhuber's picture

What a great job, Randy. I

What a great job, Randy. I can imagine how you felt when it turned out so well.

crmartin's picture

Thanks for the comments

Thanks for the comments guys! Not sure when I'll get to a project with this yarn, but I'll post pics when I do.

Randy

Such a wonderful job! The

Such a wonderful job! The colors look fantastic. Be proud!

MrBrattastic's picture

Really nice work I cant wait

Really nice work
I cant wait until after easter I read on line that you can use easter egg dye kits as well and I work at a Kmart so as soon as easter is done and they get marked down ( I also get my employee discount )
I am going to start dyeing my own yarn
I am very excited

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scottly's picture

Oooo, I like! It will be fun

Oooo, I like! It will be fun to see what you do with it.

scottly's picture

Oooo, I like! It will be fun

Oooo, I like! It will be fun to see what you do with it.

potterdc's picture

Very very nice! Jonathan in

Very very nice!

Jonathan in DC

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Kilted Knitter's picture

Job well done!! I love the

Job well done!! I love the colors! And I agree with the others can't wait to see what you make out of it. I have heard of dyeing with kool-aid just never tried it yet. Good Job!

Crafty Andy's picture

Visit Crafty Andy's Blog

Visit Crafty Andy's Blog You did a lovely job , I like the combination of colors! Overdyeing is a craft in itself let me tell you lol! Thanks for sharing.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

OOOOO...Nice. I agree with

OOOOO...Nice. I agree with Albert, show us the finished object. Maybe I need to get back into dyeing. (And I'm not talking about my hair and/or beard. LOL) --- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

albert's picture

That's intriguing; be sure

That's intriguing; be sure to show us a finished object.