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Color pooling

Color pooling

January 12th, 2021

Multicolor yarn is so fun to work with and relatively easy to achieve. One of the ways to achieve cheerful, multicolor yarn is to pool color in a shallow dye bath. Adding one color at a time gives you control over the color placement. Keeping the water shallow keeps the pigment in sections making the color pool around one area of yarn. 

Supplies:

  • 4 colors of acid dye 
  • Citric acid
  • A skein of undyed yarn Egret
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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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Dye a Festive Red on MARSHMALLOW DK

Dye a Festive Red on MARSHMALLOW DK

December 22nd, 2020

DK weight yarn on MARSHMALLOW   Do you find yourself knitting late into the night and falling asleep clutching your project? Surprised with how many cookies you’ve eaten and how many hours you’ve logged bingeing on Netflix? Do you keep finding tapestry needles and stitch markers in your pockets? That can only mean one thing! Last-minute gift season is upon us! Our brand new yarn, MARSHMALLOW DK drops just in time for the...

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Basic Dye Terms

Basic Dye Terms

December 14th, 2020

Whether you are a veteran dyer or just getting started, there are a wide variety of terms that are helpful to learn. Today on the blog we are going to cover a variety of dyeing terms that will be useful to you wherever you are in your dyeing journey. Let’s get to it!

Acidic

A pH less than 7. Many dyes require an acidic environment, which can be created by adding white vinegar or citric acid into the dye bath.

Acid dye

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How To Dye an Easy Gradient on KNOMAD Sandstone

How To Dye an Easy Gradient on KNOMAD Sandstone

November 25th, 2020

undeyed yarn foy dye Have you ever tried to hand dye a gradient on bare yarn? Many tutorials you will find online instruct you to make a gigantic loop of yarn. I tried to make a 50-foot long skein once. The whole endeavor had me tangled in knots! Not only did I transform my living room into a giant swift, but my cats were thrilled I created this cozy play structure for them! READ MORE

Dye a forest inspired speckle yarn on SALCANTAY

Dye a forest inspired speckle yarn on SALCANTAY

November 10th, 2020

Superwash Merino Wool With autumn finally here, the air is feeling crisp and the atmosphere is starting to get festive. Here in Southern California, fall doesn’t look as you’d expect it to! Beautiful fall foliage simply doesn’t exist. Nature walks this time of year look more like a desert than a forest. Since I’m pining for a walk through the trees, and I can’t travel to the east coast for an autumn adventure like...

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Community Spotlight: Annette at The Knitting Tree LA

Community Spotlight: Annette at The Knitting Tree LA

September 29th, 2020

Annette Corsinohe Knitting Tree LA At The Knitting Tree LA, Annette Corsino-Blair has a vision for creating a yarn shop that’s vibrant and welcoming to all. “I’ve recreated the neighborhood that I grew up in, which was pretty much every nationality you could think of,” says Annette. “I’ve always felt more comfortable in ethnically diverse environments. I want to build a place where everyone can come and feel welcome.” Annette co-owns The Knitting...

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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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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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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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Multicolor yarn

Color pooling

Multicolor yarn is so fun to work with and relatively easy to achieve. One of …
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Turmeric Dye

Step by Step Turmeric Dye

Turmeric is a bright golden spice that you can find in most grocery stores. It …
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