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Dye yarn


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Dye yarn

Dye yarn

How to instructions

  • 1

    Wrap the yarn into a circle, for example around a piece of cardboard.

  • 2

    Soak the yarn in water and vinegar for a few hours (one cap of vinegar to 2 litres of water).

  • 3

    Mix the dyes according to the instructions on the back of the Dylon packages. If you want lighter colours, use lots of water, and if you want darker colours, use less water.

  • 4

    You can dye the yarn using different techniques depending on the results you want when knitting (see the dyeing techniques below).

  • 5

    When you are satisfied with the colour, let the yarn rest for about 1 hour.

  • 6

    Rinse the yarn in cold water and then hand-wash it with laundry detergent. The yarn will lose a lot of the colour when you wash it.

  • 7

    Let the yarn dry completely and then coil it up into a ball.

Do you wish you could choose the exact colour of your yarn? Then you've got to try hand-dyeing it yourself! Dyeing yarn with fabric dye for hand-washing is fun and easy. By combining different colours, you can make new ones: yellow + blue = green, pink + blue = purple, and so forth. Wear gloves when dyeing the yarn to protect your hands. Try things out as you go and see what colours you can create. You can also try dyeing the yarn with different methods, using the techniques below.

Dyeing techniques

1. Striped: Dip different parts of the yarn in different colours for striped results when knitting.

2. Variegated: Drip the dye in drops of various sizes onto the yarn for a variegated effect when knitting.

3. Dots: Drip evenly sized dots of 2-3 cm with a pipette, which will create dots when knitting.

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