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!
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