I experimented with hand-dyeing yarn today. I’ve been wanting to try it for awhile but haven’t been able to I used this tutorial as a guideline. I bought some of the white Lion Brand Fisherman’s Wool and some koolade packets and went to work. My house now smells like fly spray (vinegar)!
This was the result of my first try. I put the whole hank into the pot and tried to add all of the colors at once. I like the blue and green, but I got kind of purple-happy and it took over the skein a bit, which kind of turned the whole thing a bit brown. I wasn’t a huge fan of it at first, but it’s been growing on me. The colors are starting to pop a bit more as it dries.
I’m much happier with the results from the second round than the first, where I just put a part of the yarn into the pot at a time. The yarn on the left is a vibrant orange/red that is so loud it’s practically screaming. The middle is a lime green, teal, and purple mix. The one on the right is an orange/red, teal, and green mix.
All in all, I’m very happy with the results of this experiment. I can’t wait for the yarn to dry so that I can get it wound up and work with it!