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Category: Bare Yarn

Two color kettle dye on STRATUS

Two color kettle dye on STRATUS

September 17th, 2020

extra fine merino wool When KNOMAD launched, STRATUS instantly became one of my favorite yarns in the whole collection. Made from 80% extra fine merino wool and 20% nylon, the merino in STRATUS is some of the softest available. The small nylon content doesn’t noticeably affect the feel of this plump and round, 4 ply fingering weight yarn, it simply adds a touch of strength to the luxuriously soft merino!  READ MORE

Transform Bare Yarn with Avocado

Transform Bare Yarn with Avocado

September 2nd, 2020

Avocados are already a versatile food, but did you know you can use the pits and skins to dye a range of shades from blush pink and dusty rose to soft browns with undertones of peach?! Next time you whip up a bowl of guac, be sure to save the skins and pits for your next dyeing adventure.   Dyeing with avocados is a very simple process; all it requires is a bit...

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Dye Speckles on MAGNOLIA

Dye Speckles on MAGNOLIA

August 28th, 2020

Dye Speckles on MAGNOLIA Magnolia reveals its beauty in layers, much like an onion. Upon first glance, I immediately noticed the beautiful shimmering quality of MAGNOLIA, thanks to its 20% mulberry silk content. By gazing closer at MAGNOLIA, I spy a glowy halo of superkid mohair. Getting up close and personal with this stunning bare yarn, I substance and familiar softness of fine superwash merino wool. This beautiful undyed yarn surpasses the subtle...

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Kitchen Safe Dye with Food Coloring

Kitchen Safe Dye with Food Coloring

August 17th, 2020

Prep the Food Coloring Dyeing yarn in the kitchen with food coloring was my first introduction to the world of yarn dyeing. This method is beginner friendly. Because it doesn’t require a lot of materials and tools, it is an easy way to get started dyeing your own custom skeins of yarn! Additionally, everything used in this process is food safe, meaning you won’t need a separate set of materials just for dyeing.   READ MORE

How to Dye Warm Weather Friendly Yarn

How to Dye Warm Weather Friendly Yarn

August 6th, 2020

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...

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Silk

Silk

July 21st, 2020

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...

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What we’re dyeing with Egret organic merino bare yarn

What we’re dyeing with Egret organic merino bare yarn

June 17th, 2020

Our Egret yarn is stunning in its simplicity. A single ply of fine organic merino wool gives off a subtle halo. At 437 yards per 100 gram hank, this luxurious undyed yarn is plenty soft for next to skin wear, making it perfect for sweaters and accessories like scarves and cowls. We’ve recently dropped the price on our Egret yarn. To celebrate, were sharing 4 beautiful skeins we dyed. Have you tried dyeing with our Egret 100% merino wool bare...

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The Finishing Touch: Meet the Finishing Department!

The Finishing Touch: Meet the Finishing Department!

June 15th, 2020

If you’re an indie dyer, chances are you’ve twisted up dozens, hundreds, or maybe even thousands of skeins of freshly dyed yarn. So we thought you’d enjoy seeing how the workers in the mill where we make our yarns twist up these hanks of bare yarn into beautiful finished skeins ready for your dye vats! In the video, you’ll get to meet some of the folks who help us in this department, the finishing department. READ MORE

The Fine Points of Bristle

The Fine Points of Bristle

January 23rd, 2020

The unique blend Bristle has been one of our most popular yarns since we launched. A gorgeous blend of 70% organic merino wool and 30% hemp, Bristle appears to be a simple, rustic two ply yarn, in its raw state. Once the yarn is dyed, its magic emerges.

The Fine Points of Bristle

A quick dip in a dye bath brings out the true beauty of Bristle. Wool fibers are coaxed to take...

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The Fine Points of Bristle

The Fine Points of Bristle

The unique blend Bristle has been one of our most popular yarns since we launched …
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Alternate Processes – How to dye yarn with Kool Aid Drink Mix Powder?

One of the most readily available sources of yarn dye is actually available at your …
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how to dye yarn

Have you ever wondered how undyed yarn is created?

At Knomad, we are excited to show you how! Over the next several weeks, …
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Behind the scenes at our yarn mill!

 Next up in our video series, I share a behind the scenes look at …
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