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How to Dye Warm Weather Friendly Yarn

Knitting in the summer is a bit of a conundrum. You’d think long summer days full of lounging on the beach or hanging out by the fireside would make the perfect opportunity to get some knitting in. Unfortunately knitting in the heat can sometimes be a feat of endurance greater than running across hot sand barefoot! So what are we knitters to do when the weather is hot, abandon all that prime knitting time for another hobby? I’m not so easily convinced to give up ...
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Silk

You’ve probably heard all about silk, but do you know what makes it so special? Silk is a type of natural protein fiber made by silk worms. Silk has a vibrant history as it is one of the oldest commercially made fibers. When dyed, silk takes color quickly and easily. You can use any dye you would use for wool or other animal fiber to dye silk. It has a subtle luster like gold, and a soft hand, with excellent drape. All of these qualities ...
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ASPERITAS yarn

How to Dye a Gradient with Knomad ASPERITAS Yarn

Our ASPERITAS yarn is a unique blend of 50% recycled wool and 50% tencel. The sustainable, recycled wool takes dye easily, while the plant-based tencel requires a different dye process to absorb any color. This means that once ASPERITAS is dyed, it has a heather appearance, because the wool in the blend absorbs the dye, while the tencel does not. It’s a thrill to be able to achieve this rustic appearance in a yarn simply by dyeing it a semi solid color. We love that ...
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