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19 March 2014

podcast episode 17: hand dyed yarn 101


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Enter ONCE into the ‘100 member celebration GIVEAWAY’ through this Friday, March 21st on The Sampler Girl Podcast Ravelry Group -- Prize: 1 ball Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino in color # 340010 which is a lavender - 55% merino wool 33% microfibre 12% cashmere ... winner picked and announced at next podcast episode!

My Method of Hand Dying Yarn
Yarn: 2 balls Patons Classic Wool Worsted, (100g/210 yards on each) in color 00202 Aran
Dye: Wilton Food Coloring Icing Dyes
White Vinegar

Here’s what I did!
1 cup vinegar to soak in crockpot overnight, uncovered
rinse yarn in the morning and return to crockpot
pour 1/2 cup vinegar over yarn and smoosh around to mix a bit
cover with lid and put on high for one hour, or until moisture appears/sweats on inside lid

mix 1/3 cup water plus dye ( for each color)

turn crockpot off

pour dye on parts of yarn desired
smoosh around slightly to set in dye with wooden skewer
cover with lid for 1 hour or until all water has “exhausted” and dye has stuck to wool
let yarn cool, lid off, for few hours until to room temp
carefully wash yarn in large plastic container (I wore disposable gloves) until water is all clear ... hang to dry overnight!

Terribly Simple shawl -pattern by Caitlin French, working in Premier Yarns, color cloud gazing - for a friend
3 Checkered Dishcloths - Premier Yarn free pattern from their website - used stash cotton yarn - entered them in Stash.less Podcast's Plant Fiber March KAL - thru March
Spring Basketweave Dishcloth - Premier Yarn free pattern from their website - used more cotton yarn, 2 colors

Afterthought Heel Socks - using Patons Kroy in Blue Striped Rag, size 2 9” circs - cast on 48 rather than 56 bc of wee bit larger needles / 2nd pair of socks - these will have heels, hopefully!

**Spring Rain KAL
, on The Sampler Girl Podcast Ravelry Group - now thru April 30, 2014
Be a member of this group! 
Find a pattern that illustrates raindrops, thunderstorms, or water, and knit it up in colors that speak springtime to you.
Post your finished project(s) picture in the finished thread now through April 30, 2014. Winner will be selected at random to win a Ravelry pattern of $7 or under

stitch addition
juniper grace / Extra Yarn book

readings from Romans 8:1-2; Colossians 1:27l and 1 Corinthians 6:19


marykathryn said...

So Pretty!! Does the vinegar smell wash out? I love the properties of vinegar but cannot abide the smell!!

The Sampler Girl said...

Thanks!! You'd love the process and no, there is no vinegar smell that remains but you have to make certain to rinse it all out ... try it!! Oh the color possibilities are endless.

The Sampler Girl said...

rinsing AND washing it by hand ...

cucki said...

So beautiful xx