DIY Self Striping Sock Yarn with Easter Egg Dyes

How to dye yarn tutorial

Easter egg dyes are on clearance today, and what a bargain they are - because you can transform your white or ecru yarn into bright and beautiful variegated or self-striping skeins with nothing more than those little tablets and a bottle of vinegar. You must use animal fibers such as wool for this to work. Acrylic or plant based yarns need a different sort of dye. I started with a white skein of Red Heart Heart and Sole sock yarn. I know Red Heart gets a bad rap at times, but I love this sock yarn! It's a nice wool/nylon blend that works up great and as a bonus, it's readily available at large craft stores. To make self striping yarn in three colors, I wound the skein around three … [Read more...]