18.4.07

Who Can Take A Sunrise...

Kool-Aid Dyed Rainbow!

... and brighten it with dew? The Candyman can!!! Or anybody else with bare yarn and Kool-Aid! LOLI liked Kool-Aid dyeing so much the first time I tried it; I had to go out and buy more wool to play with! This time, I cut 3 balls of Lion Brand wool into 25yd mini-skeins, and ended up with 18 (appx.) half ounce skeins. Yeay! LOL

I love playing around with color, and this is a great way to do it. I still want to try more, like self-striping patterns, and more variegated colorways. But, I wanted to start with a base, and know what each color was going to turn out as, that's why I dyed such small mini-skeins. I know the Knitty article showed a bunch of different samples, but I wanted to see for myself, what shade & tone each different color Kool-Aid would finish like. Single packets of color turned out mostly saturated, and wildly different effects can be achieved by overdyeing. I must mention, Kool-Aid dyeing is SUPER fun! Watch out! It can be addicting! LOL

Kool-Aid Dyed Rainbow!
Upper Left to Right - (Middle left was left undyed,) Grape, Berry Blue, partial packet of Berry Blue, Arctic Green Apple, partial (tiny bit!) packet of Lemon Lime, partial packet of Lemon Lime overdyed with a partial packet of Berry Blue, Lemon Lime, and Lemon lime (2 packets.)

Lower Left to Right - Black Cherry, Strawberry, Watermelon Cherry (2 packets,) Watermelon Cherry, Strawberry Lemonade, Lemonade overdyed with partial packet of Watermelon Cherry, Lemonade overdyed with Strawberry Lemonade, and Orange.

9 comments:

  1. I did some dying with Lion Brand wool and Kool-Aid too. I love the texture of that yarn. I also used some Wilton's paste icings to get a couple of different colors. It was a lot of fun.

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  2. Anonymous18.4.07

    I totally love them, especially the green ones, and the orange and the purple ooooh I just love them all :)

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  3. This is so pretty! The colors you made are totally amazing. I'm super jealous!!

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  4. Great idea with the mini skeins they look great!

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  5. Kari, your yarns are gorgeous!! You've definitely put your art background to good use mixing those lovely colors. So yummy.

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  6. Those colors are awesome! I love your almost-scientific color dying choices ... I imagine you in a lab coat making notes in your quad pad, "2 packets Watermelon Cherry ... "

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  7. Those colors look very yummy! Kool-Aid dyeing was really fun for me too...and I totally loved hunting for new flavors/colors at supermarkets and grocery stores.

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  8. BEAUTIFUL! I just started trying this and I'm addicted! I can use your colors as a guide! Thanks for posting it. Lovely colors and pictures.

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  9. Love theese!! I need to try it i just love that top row of colors =]

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