Today I have something super neat to share. Hand colored yarn! And I know what you're thinking--"Ah... you certainly aren't the first person to think of this." Well, yes, I know that, but I may just be the first person to think of doing it with... markers!
Yes, you did read that right. I said markers.
What does it look like you may ask? Check it out....
Before you begin:
Be sure to have some nail polish remover or rubbing alcohol at the ready with a cotton ball. Your fingers will get kind of messy. But, trust me, it's totally worth it!
What you'll need:
Markers (Any kind will work. If you are planning on washing your finished garment then you'll want to use sharpies or something permanent. I just used some cheap-o markers I bought at Micheals. After my coupon they were $2.50. Yes, $2.50 for all those!)
Yarn (lightly colored, otherwise your colors won't show up)
Next, you'll want to pick out a color scheme. I suppose you could just do random colors and that would look equally nice. But I decided on purple, brown and blue.
Now pull about a foot of yarn through your fingers and repeat. Do this until you have a length of yarn suitable for your project. Then snip your yarn. Remember, the farther you space your color sections, the faster it will go. After you have a good amount, you should be looking at this: