Speckled Hat

Speckled Hat

Fling Cowl

Kinky Yarn

Each Kinky Yarn project is two projects in one. First, the fiber is dyed, and then it is knitted (or crocheted, or woven... the possibilities are endless! In this project, Kyle experimented with dyeing the yarn in its coil.

The Fling Cowl uses an easy knit/purl stitch that allows the color shifts to shine through. This project requires knitting knowledge including cast on, knit/purl, working in the round, and bind off; all on circular needles. Follow the links below to download the pattern and tutorial, and gather the supplies needed to make your own version of this cowl. 

Supplies Needed:

Kinky Techniques

Kinky Techniques

Experimenting is part of the fun! Check out some of the different ways we have dyed Kinky Yarn!


Sharpie Marker Dyeing

  • Just the Facts
  • Longer, Bantier Version

Speckled Yarn Dyeing


The Kinky Yarn

What is "Kinky Yarn"

This super fun yarn is all kinky and ready for fun! It arrives to you like this: a 12-stitch knitted tube of superwash wool is rolled into a coil and is just begging to be dyed. Read our fun poem and be inspired. 

100% Superwash Wool
200g / 133 meters / 147 yards
12-16 sts and 20-22 rows = 4" on US 10-13
(6.0 - 9.0 mm) needles

We invite you to experiment! Add color with conventional dye.. or paint... OR get curious! What would happen if you soaked Kinky Yarn in a tray of red wine? Red wine stains, right? Does it dye yarn?

How about Easter egg dye tablets? Would they disperse color if poked between the coils? 

Hmmm. What happens if you use Sharpie markers and then soak the yarn with rubbing alcohol? 

Answer these questions and many more with us as we explore the possibilities with Kinky Yarn. 

Wait!
You may first uncoil it,
but premature unraveling
could definitely spoil it.

Speckle it with a brush,
or dip it in some dye,
have a little fun; don't be shy.

Now, it's time to unravel,
(no, it's not a sin),
just be sure you knit
those kinks right in.

Wear your finished attire
with confidence and sass,
knowing you and your custom
piece, are totally badass.