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Old 05-26-2009, 06:16 PM   #11
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Can you use super wash wool and sock yarn.
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Old 05-26-2009, 07:29 PM   #12
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I am no expert ..
as this is my first time dyeing yarn. The lady at my LYS that suggested I do kool aide dyeing does have socks that she has made that way. There are actually directions that tell you how to set a hank into different jars of color at the same time for a striped effect. My yarn is so bulky I opted to make each hank a different color and will do felted joins as I knit.

As for colorfastness - suppossedly it will hold b/c it is set with the citric acid in the kool aide and some added vinegar. The rinse water was clear on everything other than the purple - that left a faint blue.

It is sooo humid here I am still waiting for it to dry. I will post pictures of my felted items so you can see if the colors run...
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Old 05-26-2009, 07:54 PM   #13
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On a side note, you can drink it at the same time.. That is a very cool trick.. heheh
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Old 05-27-2009, 07:05 PM   #14
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Great colors!

Yes, everyone, it is colorfast! At least the dozens of people I've talked to and hundreds of articles I've read have said so, and my own experience shows

I started the yarn dyeing thing about a month and a half ago. It's so fun! Here are the three I've done so far:

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Old 05-27-2009, 10:45 PM   #15
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Great colors!

Yes, everyone, it is colorfast! At least the dozens of people I've talked to and hundreds of articles I've read have said so, and my own experience shows

I started the yarn dyeing thing about a month and a half ago. It's so fun! Here are the three I've done so far:

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Very Pretty I love the first one.
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This is gorgeous, and so fun! I want to dye yarn with KoolAid now. Is there a special instruction somewhere? Your balls look great.
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Old 05-29-2009, 09:51 AM   #17
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Kool Aid dying so much fun! You can use icing dyes too. I like the kool aid better.
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Old 05-29-2009, 01:34 PM   #18
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These are great! I had no idea this could be done.
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You can also use straight up food coloring.

For people who want instructions, just google "dyeing yarn with koolaid" and you'll find lots of different options, including a couple articles on Knitty!
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You can also search the dying/spinning thread on KH - that's where I found the link I used.
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