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Category: Bare Yarn

Meet the Team: Nataly in Marketing

Meet the Team: Nataly in Marketing

January 21st, 2021

  Knomad yarn team The tight-knit team at Knomad lives and breathes all things yarn, and our admin team is no exception! Knomad’s Marketing Coordinator, Nataly Salazar, has a true passion for fiber. “One of my most memorable experiences was when I dyed my first skein of yarn,” Nataly said. While her day-to-day is usually focused on coordinating marketing campaigns, she loves to experiment with artful dye techniques in her free time. “I...

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Step by Step Turmeric Dye

Step by Step Turmeric Dye

January 7th, 2021

Turmeric is a bright golden spice that you can find in most grocery stores. It is commonly used in curries and recently in golden milk. If you have ever cooked with it, you probably know that it stains bright gold very easily. This staining effect can be used to our advantage to create a beautiful golden yarn in your own kitchen! The warm golden color of turmeric pairs perfectly with soft, and squishy yarn like Stratus that is perfect for knitting...

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How Bare Yarn is Made: Carding and Combing

How Bare Yarn is Made: Carding and Combing

October 23rd, 2020

the carding and combing process Next up in our behind the scenes at our mill video series, get to know the carding and combing process! This process is a vital step in making bare yarn. Once the fiber is washed, or scoured, it moves on to the carding and combing machines. The carding and coming process is essentially a series of small brushes that comb the fibers like a hair...

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How to Prepare Your Yarn for Consistent Dyeing Results

How to Prepare Your Yarn for Consistent Dyeing Results

October 20th, 2020

Before you add any kind of pigment to your yarn, there are a few key steps that are essential for preparing your yarn for the best outcome. These simple preparatory steps will ensure your dye baths are even and your results are replicable. Preparing your yarn in hanks ensures that it does not tangle while in a dye bath. Weighing your undyed yarn is important to know if you want to repeat the exact same dye process and provides base measurements that...

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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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tundra

Super Bulky Yarn Pattern Roundup

Tundra, our super bulky yarn, is perfect for stitching up a quick project like …
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Nataly knomad team

Meet the Team: Nataly in Marketing

The tight-knit team at Knomad lives and breathes all things yarn, and our admin …
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natural dyes for wool

Natural Dyes for Wool: Acorns + Iron

As an amateur, experimental natural dyer, I love playing with the potential colors that …
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SUPERWASH VS NON SUPERWASH WOOL

Superwash vs Non Superwash Wool: Conventional Acid Dyes

“What is the difference between superwash and non superwash wool?” is a question we …
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