Candied Rainbow Yarn

Check out what I did yesterday!

I've been experimenting with some new dying methods lately. I've been using Kool-Aid and the microwave to make my creations! I've also been spot-dying. Which is basically hand painting sections of dry/damp yarn, rather than pouring the dye over yarn in a bowl of water.

I noticed that, using this method, I get more vibrant colors, and the colors also go where I want them to. Totally takes the guesswork out of this activity. And I truly love the result!

I used one packet each of Strawberry, Pink Lemonade, Mixed Berry (which is actually the blue), Lemon-Lime, Orange, and Peach Mango.

The only problem with dying yarn, is that I never know what to do with the yarn afterwards! It's just too pretty to use! Any thoughts?

I've been using Fisherman's Wool by Lion brand. After all the lanolin oil is rinsed out, this yarn dyes beautifully! And it's impressively soft.

I love dying yarn. It's just too much fun to make my own colorways, the way I want them, and then see how they turn out.
To borrow the old cliche, "I never met a yarn I didn't like". Or something like that...

♥Grace Ann♥


  1. WOW! Amazing job! That looks awesome--you are really good at dying yarn! :)

  2. Very pretty yarn. How about crocheting some placemats with the yarn - it will make a nice, Spring-y table. :)

  3. Such a bright and cheery yarn. I have never tried dying my own. Maybe someday :)

  4. This is just the most beautiful yarn! I love Kool-Aid, does it stay or bleed? This is an idea I would love to attempt. I have never dyed my own yarn. So happy I found your blog, it is gorgeous! I am your newest follower.


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