Southwest {yarn dyeing recipe}

Southwest is a colorway that I dyed in the crockpot. When I pulled it out of the pot, I thought I had ruined my yarn. With a minor tweak, I went from thinking it was horrendous to beautiful. Yay!   I am sharing my yarn dyeing recipe {along with the tragedy} with you today. Maybe […]

Berries & Cream

Berries & Cream~   This one had to become a ruffled soaker for a sweet girlie!     This one is about 4 ounces of Lion Brand Fisherman's Wool, presoaked and tied. (Remember, details on the typical corck pot dying method can be found here.)   This one was dyed in my trusty crock pot. […]

Mountain

Mountain was another attempt at a brown and green colorway. I love the variations in green that emerged!     This one is about 4 ounces of Lion Brand Fisherman's Wool, presoaked and tied. (Remember, details on the typical dye method can be found here.) This one was dyed in my trusty crock pot.   […]

Mango Sunshine

I love this bright, cheerful yarn! It came out with subtle variations in tone~ sunshine yellows and hints of gold. Love!   This one is a kettle dyed. (See How to Dye Wool for further explanation on typical dye process.) I used about 204 yards of Lion Fisherman's Wool, presoaked and tied. Dye: 80 drops […]

Kristie’s Stripey Yarn

I posted about this yarn back in 2009, but I had included two yarn recipes in the post. For ease in searching yarn recipes, I decided to re-post each yarn separately. I dyed this yarn for a friend's baby shower gift. She was expecting her third boy and decided to give cloth diapering a try […]

Sienna Mist

I adore this yarn! For now it's in the Etsy shop, but it may not stay there long. I may start knitting with it myself!   I used my typical crock pot dye method for this one, with the usual presoak in vinegar water. I used about 4 ounces of Lion Brand Fisherman's Wool. My […]

Black Cherry Lemonade

This is one of my favorite yarns that I have dyed! I wasn't sure how it would come out. Honestly, it was a scary experiment. The moment I pulled it out of the crock pot, I was in love! I used about 4 ounces (half the skein) of Lion Brand Fisherman's Wool. I skeined it […]

Green & Blue Tie Dye

In honor of the Cushy longies giveaway, I thought I would share how I dyed the wool I used to knit these longies. When the yarn was hanging to dry, Hubby said it looked like it had been tie dyed. So we dubbed the yarn "Green and Blue Tie Dye." I used a full 8 […]

Caribbean

I absolutely love this blue yarn! The blue dye "broke" into blue and purple. It is gorgeous! And hard to photograph to really show the true color of the purple tones in there! At least while it's in the hank. I have been able to replicate this yarn. When I dyed the second hank, it […]

Bubblegum Yarn

This yarn was dyed in July, but life was crazy in July. Sooo~ I just knitted this one up several days ago. It was hard to capture the colors in this one. It really does have a variety of shades in this one. It goes from dark pink to pale, almost-white pink. My little girls […]