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Superwash vs Non Superwash Wool: Conventional Acid Dyes

Superwash vs Non Superwash Wool: Conventional Acid Dyes

January 12th, 2021

SUPERWASH VS NON SUPERWASH WOOL “What is the difference between superwash and non superwash wool?” is a question we often hear at KNOMAD! The unique array of wool options we offer at KNOMAD, including superwash and non superwash, or natural wool, prompts one to wonder what makes each wool we offer so special. We are going to explore the differences between these wools, not only on a technical level, but...

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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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How to Dye EGRET Organic Merino Yarn Neon Yellow

How to Dye EGRET Organic Merino Yarn Neon Yellow

December 21st, 2020

Dye Yarn Neon Yellow Winter is a hard time for color lovers. Wardrobes turn dark and drab along with the landscape. Daylight dwindles. I start to wonder whether my coat has become a second skin! One easy way to fight the winter doldrums is with bright knit accessories! A festive hat or scarf in an unexpected shade adds a delightful pop of color to an otherwise neutral winter outfit. Luckily for us dyers,...

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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

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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We know fibre, you know dye; that makes us a pretty good team. We’re specialists in worldly natural fibres, blending them for just the right balance of strength, softness, and elasticity. We have a quality yarn for every creative journey you wish to embark on.

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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 …
READ MORE
Multicolor yarn

Color pooling

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