Dyeing yarn: The Ordinary Knitter – episode 17

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Dyeing yarn: The Ordinary Knitter - episode 17

Episode 17: Dyeing yarn

Welcome to The Ordinary Knitter, the knitting podcast that’s (mostly) about the projects. This week: village show entries, finally wearing the Evening Shrug, knitted knockers and dyeing yarn. I can confirm that the Berroco Lawrence sweater is a free Ravelry download – the link below goes to the pattern page on Ravelry. The featured image this week is of me looking like Lady Muck, wearing the shrug. I have another one taken fromn the front but I look like Jemma Snooty Cow (St Trinian’s, anyone?) so I daren’t share it.

Ft knitting patterns:

Ft knitting sites:

Ft knitting blogs:

Dyeing yarn:

DS and I have been planning to do this for a while, but I was putting it off til the summer holidays for obvious reasons. Last night was the ideal opportunity to get it underway. You can leave the yarn to soak from half an hour to overnight – I prefer overnight as I don’t get asked every 90 seconds if it’s been half an hour yet. I’m sure there are other ways of doing this with food colouring but this method looked pretty straightforward to follow. Here we are going through the first stages and maybe I should just confirm that nothing was slaughtered to get to the final image:

When I recorded the pod, we were waiting for the yarn to cool after its second zapping so that we could rinse it til the water ran clear then leave it to dry. I don’t want to drop any spoilers – after all, it’s a whole fortnight to wait to hear how it went – but when using a tutorial from eight years ago bear in mind that microwaves might be just a teensy weensy bit more powerful these days so maybe adjust the zapping time. Suffice to say, white vinegar is on next week’s shopping list, and I’m getting baleful looks from my son. Ouch.

Music credit:

“Carpe Diem” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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