Saturday, April 2, 2011

New Dyed Yarn

I recently dyed two more skeins of yarn using Kool-Aid.  (See my previous post for information about the dyeing process.)  The first skein started as white 100% wool and was dyed using Strawberry, Orange, Lime, and Lemonade.  The result is a bright, tropical, tutti-frutti kind of color.

The second skein was a gray 100% wool skein dyed with Strawberry, Grape, Ice Blue Raspberry, and Pink Lemonade.  Using gray yarn as a base created a muted color palette for the finished yarn.  My next experiment will be using tan yarn as a base for dyeing.  Any suggestions for color choices?  What has been your favorite Kool-Aid dyed yarn so far?

3 comments:

Fenn said...

Gorg. I want some. I'm partial to all blues...grape, blue, turquoise. Turquoise and red would be cool too.

minimeg said...

Turquoise and red sounds like a good one!

Photozurn said...

Mmm... kool-aid yarn. My first was made with two shades of green and two shades of blue. Unfortunately I started an ambitious shawl project with it about three years ago and haven't touched it in quite a long time. I still get a bit of the scent when I open the bag, though!