Each month our local fiber guild meets, and includes a workshop to learn a new skill.  Last Saturday we had a workshop on dyeing, using acid dyes.  The picture shows the results of my very first attempt at dyeing wool.  I had so much fun, and now think that I am hooked on another aspect of knitting.  The blue/green/purple skeins came out as I pretty much expected.  The darker skeins started out as navy and orange blocks, but the colors ran together while steaming and this is what resulted.  I am actually very pleased with the outcome. I plan to knit up a guy's scarf with those skeins . . blue, black, gray,burnt orange, rust, orange, and other colors that I don't have a name for.  I will post pics of the finished knit project.


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Very nice!  I love the blue, though I imagine the orange will knit up attractively as well.  Dyeing is something I want to try one day.  I'll probably experiment with Kool-Aid since it has to be done in the same kitchen where I prepare my food.

Chunk's picture

Great colours, I'm sure your scarves will look beautiful.  Well done.

They are beautiful!  I am partial to the blue, but they are all lovely.

The kids and I will be trying this project in the summer...with kool-aid!  They saw the "recipe" in a kids knitting book and can't wait to try it!   

Ooooh yummy. Dyeing is so much fun. I always end up as multicolored as my yarn though

Jeff1201PA's picture

I can't wait to see your project from that gorgeous blue yarn!  Hop to it, we're waiting with baited breath.

Longtime faggot, first time knitter.

Longtime faggot, first time knitter.

Paul's picture

Parrot - AWESOME COLORS!!!!!

They are just beautiful!  Now you have to try dyeing with KoolAid!  LOL! 


Aaronknits's picture

  Great job!!!  I am now completely convinced that I must try my hand at dyeing yarn.