Added Mar 10, 2011
I have always though dying your own fabric was something extremely, costly, time-consuming and difficult. Well, I was wrong. On a dare my friend and I took our knitting addiction to a new level; we dyed our own yarn. After some internet research and confirmation from my grandmother on how she colored fabrics back in the day we decided to just go for it. Although my grandmother suggested picking flowers etc. However today's weather is snowing, we decided we couldn't wait for spring and rather just take the easy-way-out by running to the supermarket and use our good friend Mr. Kool-Aid (and some cake dye from Wilton's). If you dare, just follow these simple step-by-step instructions. Just remember to have fun and bear in mind how many cool points you get from managing to do this (or at least try) ;-)
Yarn* (I used Icelandic wool, 6 ply) Kool-aid (in the "flavors"/colors you want to dye your yarn) Boiling water Pot (big enough to soak your yarn in) Vinegar * Preferably natural; acrylics and polyester blends won't take up the color as well as you'd hope I'm afraid.
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