25 June 2007


I set out to dye the yarn I couldn't find for the Marigold socks. I was a little nervous having only ever dyed with Kool-Aid before but I figured that I could always overdye any disaster with dark blue. I started with some Knit Picks bare, some acid dye, directions from Adrian and a dream. My whole apartment smells like wet wool and silk but it was totally worth it. I love this yarn!

My Marigold Yarn

You can see more of the process here.
The quick and dirty:

  • 1 tsp of yellow sun
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 190° for 20-ish minutes
  • a drizzle of a strong (only dye and vinegar) burnt orange solution
  • a few more minutes
  • a cool down period
  • a couple of rinses
  • time to dry