Tuesday, October 02, 2007

FO: knitted kool aid dying test

One of my knitting friends hosted a yarn dying party last week. So generous of her to let a gang of gigglers drink wine AND handle hot water spiked with kool aid in her home!

I dyed Mission Falls 1824 cotton, which, FYI doesn't take the kool aid the same way wool does. I followed the usual recipe though, and used 4 packets of lime green kool aid. Looks like noodles:

It came out bright green:


But after I wrang it out and it dried a bit, it faded to a minty hue. Another gal did the same amount of green kool aid as me, except on wool, and hers came out brighter. I'd planned for electric lime, but I'm really happy with the mint. Any ideas? I dyed enough yarn for a tea pot cozy, but that could still change by the time I get to it...

5 comments:

mjm knitting said...

the colour is fantastic.
tea pot cozy sounds good. and if there's any leftover perhaps a top or skirt for magnolia?

VeganCraftastic said...

Pretty color!

robyn said...

If you want to use kool-aid or acid dyes, you should try dying some soysilk or nylon. Alternately, you can try using some fiber reactive dyes for your cottons.

sienna said...

My friend has recently become obsessed with apple cozies! Apparently you can get the pattern on Ravelry.

Warrior Two said...

Apple cozy! I love that idea. But a little green skirt for Magnolia would be so cute too. How does one decide?

I want a tea cozy for my brown betty teapot! My birthday is coming up! :D