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Easter Egg Dyeing Technique

Kinky Yarn Easter Egg Dye


MATERIALS
Kinky Yarn 100% Superwash Wool
200 grams / 133 meters / 147 yards

TOOLS
Deep bowl
Easter Egg Dye
Pill Cutter
32oz White vinegar
Towels
Old Towel
Gloves (optional)

Technique

Kinky Yarn Easter Egg Dye Technique


Open Easter Egg dye packets on dry surface. We used 3 packets of PAAS deluxe, which contained 9 different tablets.

Kinky Yarn Easter Egg Dye Technique


Uncoil the Kinky Yarn and divide it into sections equal to the number of dye tablets. We attempted to arrange the dye tablets in rainbow order using the colors of the tablets. Turns out the colors are not all accurate in tablet form. If you’d like the rainbow to be in correct order, test each color by touching a tablet to a moist white paper towel. You’ll then see the color of the dye, instead of just the color of the tablet.

Kinky Yarn Easter Egg Dye Technique


Use a pill cutter to divide tablets in half. Alternatively, use a sharp knife and cutting board. Be careful not to cut yourself and watch for flying dye pill bits!

Kinky Yarn Easter Egg Dye Technique


Lay out the pill pieces onto the coil of yarn, and put them into the coil by slipping them through a stitch. At this point, these pill bits can shuffle around, so handle your Kinky Yarn carefully.

Kinky Yarn Easter Egg Dye Technique
Kinky Yarn Easter Egg Dye Technique


Fill a large container with cold water, and add 1/4th of the vinegar. Stir to combine.

Carefully submerge Kinky Yarn into bath. We laid it in starting with one end and slowly laying the coil in until it was all in the water/vinegar mixture.
IMPORTANT: Do not move yarn now. Allow the tablets to dissolve.

Kinky Yarn Easter Egg Dye Technique


Allow the dye to dissolve. The water will become dark with dye (ours turned blue/green). Once you think the tablets have all dissolved, sit container in a bath or kitchen sink, and turn on the cold water. Allow the water to overflow until water runs clear. You may want to pour out all the current water and allow the container to fill up again.

Once the water runs clear, squeeze all water out of the Kinky Yarn. Roll in an absorbent towel (We used an old one in case any dye transferred), then hang to dry.

https://www.makersmercantile.com/shop/Yarn/Kinky-Yarn/p/Kinky-Yarn-Dyeing-Technique-Easter-Egg-Dye-Tablets-x40083340.htm


Admire your beautiful and one of a kind Kinky Yarn!

Fringe Benefit

Fringe Benefit

Have dyed your Kinky Yarn using Easter Egg Dye or by using some other technique?  Looking for a project?  Introducing the Fringe Benefit Shawl designed for Maker's Mercantile by Katie Rempe of Kater Tater Knits.

This quick and easy shawl is a great weekend project!

While this design can be made without fringe, we highly recommend them. 

Kinky Yarn Fringe Benefit Shawl

5 Cable Channel – Knit Along

Michelle Hunter's "Cable Channel"  Pillow Knit-Along ...
Featuring HiKoo's Kenzie Yarn

Michelle's (a.k.a. Knit-Purl-Hunter) newest KAL is a stylish pillow featuring an original cable pattern!

Michelle's knit alongs (KALs) are mystery knit alongs. So there are no preliminary photos ... all we know is that the finished pillow is one size about 14" square and will feature an original cable pattern.   If history has teaches us anything this design will be amazing!

Pillows provide the perfect platform to explore new techniques and hone the finishing skills.  All of the techniques Michelle uses will be supported by her video tutorials and she answers questions daily on her website and Knit Purl Hunter Ravelry group. Michelle's instructions, tutorials and videos have made her KALs extremely popular ... think of her KAL as an online class, worth far more than the price of admission — which is, of course, Free!!

The KAL is FREE and Skacel is sponsoring a drawing for one grand prize and two second place prizes. Here is more information on prizes, a contest overview and how to enter!

The Cable Channel Pillow Knit-Along started Thursday, April 4th, 2019.  Get your supplies now!

Project

"Cable Channel" Pillow - featuring HiKoo's Kenzie yarn

"Cable Channel" Pillow
by Michelle Hunter
Free pattern posted progressively during the Knit-Along

Cable Channel is knit in one piece with simple seaming and features a button closure to allow for easy washing and assembly. The front and back are knit in different stitch patterns to keep the project interesting and texturally charming. The pattern has both written and charted instructions, along with video support ... you are guaranteed success!

Schedule

Segment

Date

First

April 4, 2019

Second

April 11, 2019

Third

April 18, 2019

Fourth

April 25, 2019

The pattern will be released in four weekly installments. Each Thursday the next part of the pattern is revealed. Thus the mystery! This KAL started at 9 am on Thursday, April 4th and continues on the 11th, 18th and 25th.

The pattern and videos will be available at KnitPurlHunter.com/KAL and remember to connect with other knitters on Knit Purl Hunter's Ravelry group.  The video lessons along with the forums let knitters of all skill levels participate ... it's like having a knitting tutor 24/7!

Materials

Materials

4 x HiKoo's Kenzie.  Shown in #1024 Hokitika

Finished Sizes

One Size: 14” square

Needles

US 6 [4.00mm] 24" circular needles or size needed to obtain gauge

Gauge

23 sts and 30 rows = 4" in stockinette, blocked

Buttons

4 x 7/8" (23MM) buttons - Shown in Skacel coconut button #BU1732C23

Notions

1 x 14” pillow form and 1 x Cable Needle

Skill Level

Beginner

Yarn

HiKoo's "Kenzie" yarn is a fun New Zealand creation. This soft and slightly fuzzy yarn features a wonderfully unique blend of fibers and has good stitch definition. It's available in over 25 splendid colorways ... there is a shade to match every décor or provide that perfect “pop” of color. 

Fiber Content

50% New Zealand Merino Wool, 25% Nylon, 10% Angora, 10% Alpaca, 5% Silk Noils

Yardage / Weight

160 yards per 50 gram ball

Gauge

Approximately 20 sts = 4 inches on US 6 (4.00 mm) needles

Care Instructions

Hand Wash, Dry Flat

Buttons

We all have the tendency to want the button in the pictures ... but wait!

 With over 25 colors of Kenzie and a wide selection of Skacel buttons available it's easy to find just the right combination of yarn and buttons.  View our "Button Suggestions" for buttons to match to every color of the fabulous Kenzie yarn!

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