Ombre-Dyed Scarf

After organizing my stash I realized I had 3 skeins of DB Cashmerino Superchunky in cream. I’ve been wanting another scarf so I thought I’d whip one up quickly.
Once done, I felt it needed a little more oomph, so I decided to try my hand at Kool Aid Dyeing it.

Since the DB has some microfiber in it I wasn’t even sure if the dye would take. I mixed up a water bath and gave it a go. It was pretty easy and the kitchen smelled like Jello. Wanna see the step-by-step process? I took a few pics for you!
The dye took, but the variations just aren’t strong enough, so I’m going to have to make another pass at it. My plan is to just dye the darkest third this go around and see what happens.

13 thoughts on “Ombre-Dyed Scarf

  1. thats so cool. Ive never seen kool aid dye process, and its definately very cool looking. i always thought it would look kind of junky, like when in high school we all believed the kool aid dye looked so good in our hair. cant wait to see the last pass result!

  2. I had no idea that you could just dye the scarf instead of the yarn. Is the Cashmerino still soft after the hot soak?

  3. I love your Natalya gauntlets….and am knitting a beautiful pair of purple ones…..I do have a question….what is your email??

  4. I have some off white Cotton Fleece off of Granny’s sale table that I thought to dye. Have you tried any of that Wilton dye? Can’t wait to see it dry. And how did you do that fabulous slide show??

  5. I’ve dyed with Kool-Aid before but never tried it with an item that’s already been knit. Interesting. Did the dye soak into the yarn at the spots where the stitches lock together?

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