Hand Dyed Yarn, In Pink

by thecraftaholic

Yes, pink.

I can’t divulge any details yet, but I may or may not have a reason to have to knit a baby blanket within the year. That being said, when I had my daughter Dakota, I wasn’t confident in my knitting skills enough to make a blanket. So I never did. So now, I’m making her one.

She’s quite a fan of the color pink, and I knew if I went to the yarn shop, she’d pick out some awful pink color. So I figured, I’d go to the Lion Brand Studio, and buy that lovely plain wool yarn they carry. I bought enough for a blanket for her. And of course, RIT dye. I bought three shades: Fushia, Pink, and Scarlet Red. I used a Tablespoon of Fushia, almost a tablespoon of pink, and about half a tablespoon of scarlet.

If you want to know how to dye your own yarn using RIT, it’s actually simple. I used Lion Brand’s Pure wool yarn. It’s like, $5 a hank, so you can’t beat that.

Follow the instructions on the package for Stove Top dying, as I find that it lends itself to a higher grade of color. I do wish that RIT smelled better tho. It does not smell most pleasant.

I hang them to dry on wire hangers. Wire hangers are terrible for clothing, but perfect for hanging things to dry, like pasta and yarn.

That’d be one heck of a bracelet, don’t you think?

And there it is, all wound up. Nice, eh? It’s such a lovely shade of pink. I’m trying to go as fast as I can, and just knit and knit like a little old granny, so I can finish it in a few months. So then, I’ll need to get started on another one.

I really enjoy hand dyed yarn, and this line of yarn, makes it so easy and affordable to just create your own pretty shaded yarn.

So that’s that.

The Craftaholic

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