View Full Version : is Andean Silk & Andean Silk Twist dyeable?

02-23-2007, 08:29 PM
Andean Silk & Andean Silk Twist in cream.... (http://www.knitpicks.com/yarns/itemid_5420126/yarn_display)

can i dye this? i like it but i need a pale pink for my nieces sweater projects....and i would love to beable to customize the sweaters as much as possible... thanks!

02-23-2007, 09:09 PM
I think it depends on the dye process... Koolaid will dye animal products, but I'm not sure about silk (which is in that yarn).

Can you email KP?

02-23-2007, 09:54 PM
Yes, it should take dye just fine. Both the alpaca and silk are protein fibers which can be dyed just like wool... ie: kool-aid, acid dyes etc.

02-24-2007, 02:25 PM
thanks! i thoughtit would but i wasnt sure about the silk yay

02-25-2007, 08:17 AM
My experience is that silk takes the color better than wool does. I get very bright colors with silk vs the wool. I'm guessing you'll get three different, yet the same, colors. Each may take up the dye a bit differently. It'll be gorgeous, very unique! Be sure to share pics. I think dying blends is such a wonderful adventure!

02-25-2007, 10:03 AM
You might want to shoot KP an email to ask them. It seems like they'd offer it as one of their dyeable yarns (http://www.knitpicks.com/yarns/yarn_list.aspx?searchType=PROMO&categories='005'&DGroups='DyeYourOwn'&titleName=Dye-Your-Own+Knitting+Yarn&titleType=dyeyourownyarns) if it were dyeable. KWIM?