A couple of weeks ago I got the bug to do a little yarn dyeing. Now, I have an extensive history in dyeing with a variety of materials, but the one thing I haven't done yet is dye with Kool-Aid. I had a beautiful skein of farm-raised Cormo, that I purchased on Etsy, that was just waiting for something special to be done with it. I went to my local safeway and picked up 4 packets of Kool-Aid in Cherry, Grape and Fruit Punch flavors. (The only ones they had.) I wanted to make gradient yarn and found many awesome tutorials on the interwebs. Here's my step by step:
So there you have it! 250 yards of Kool-Aid dyed awesomeness! The pattern is in threes: a baby cardigan by Kelly Herdrich. I had so much fun doing this that I'm going to host a Kool-Aid dye day at the shop on Saturday, June 11!