Category: How to dye yarn

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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How undyed yarn is made: Quality Control

How undyed yarn is made: Quality Control

July 3rd, 2020

Now on our video series, we get a behind the scenes look at our quality control department, and meet some of the folks who ensure a quality...

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Kids Sweater in EGRET Fine Organic Merino Wool Yarn

Kids Sweater in EGRET Fine Organic Merino Wool Yarn

June 24th, 2020

sweater merino yarn As dyers, we are always thinking of the end use of the yarn we dye. Who will knit, crochet, or create other fiber art with our yarn? Will it become a garment, an accessory, or another type of functional art? At Knomad, we also have knitters in mind when we create our yarn. We know what a delight it is to knit with the finest quality fibers so we seek out only the...

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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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Neutral Baby Knitting with Undyed Yarn

Neutral Baby Knitting with Undyed Yarn

June 12th, 2020

neutral baby knitting undyed yarn It seems like every day another friend is turning up pregnant- a facebook announcement here, a zoom call there (hey, it is May 2020 after all!) What is a good knitter friend to do? Clearly, browse Ravelry until the patterns blur together, choose the cutest one I can get in English (curse you Danish only patterns!), and get to yarn shopping.  There is nothing I enjoy more than knitting a tiny,...

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Merino Wool

Merino Wool

June 2nd, 2020

Today in our video series, learn more about our ethically sourced Merino wool! Our merino wool is sourced from Uruguay and Argentina, with a mulesing free certification. Dye with confidence, knowing that Knomad’s Merino wool is sourced with a high standard of ethics, from trusted suppliers. Let’s dig into what makes merino yarn so special and lovely to work with!

What's Merino Wool?, Why Choose It?

Merino wool is a soft yet hardy fiber, which makes it a popular favorite...

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Resist Dyeing with Spark

Resist Dyeing with Spark

May 27th, 2020

Tie dye is all the rage right now! You can find this colorful technique splashed across t-shirts, sweatpants and home textiles. We thought it’d be fun to give tie dye a try on yarn.  We chose to work with a bare yarn base from Knomad called SPARK. Spark is made from fine merino wool. This soft wool is not only non superwash, but organic as well. It is spun in a plump and round 4-ply construction with lots of loft and...

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How to dye speckles with Egret bare yarn

How to dye speckles with Egret bare yarn

May 11th, 2020

At first glance, our Egret yarn is as simple as can be. This 100% merino yarn is a single ply in a fingering weight, with a slight glow, like morning fog. But our Egret bare yarn is more than meets the eye! undyed yarn egret   Light and soft as a cloud, the fine merino wool used to make this yarn has an unparalleled softness. It is also organic, making it as gentle on...

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Behind the scenes at our yarn mill!

Behind the scenes at our yarn mill!

May 6th, 2020

Next up in our video series, I share a behind the scenes look at the state of the art mill that produces some of our yarn. We’ll meet some of the people who help make our yarn, and learn about some of the ethical and sustainable values behind Knomad. We know you have choices when you shop for wholesale yarn, and we hope sharing our...

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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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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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