Fulfilling Your Pattern Needs
Published by Shana | Filed under Knitting
Timing is everything, so here’s a Christmas stocking in April. Bad timing is still timing, my friends.
The search to find my college friends’ new son an appropriate stocking wasn’t bearing any fruit, so emergency resources were called upon. His mom wanted something that was very ‘little boy’.
The yarn is Kool-aid dyed. It was attempt three and success number one. I think this project was all about things finally working out. Kool-aid dying quite easy, if you follow the directions. If you read the directions, follow them half-way and then start experimenting, it is much harder.
I started with a pound of Fisherman’s wool from Michael’s as the base yarn. The yarn does have lanolin in it, which might explain a couple random areas that didn’t absorb the dye as well. Or, more likely, I didn’t dye them perfectly. But it’s cheap and durable, so still a winner
I made hanks of the amount of yarn I thought I’d need and dyed those. The actual amounts I used for the colorwork are below, but you should dye extra. I’m probably going to make another one out of my leftovers. I might have gone a little overboard.
For the outside, I used:
- 24 g of blue
- 23 g of red
- 4 g of purple
- 4 g of orange
- 8 g of green
- 19 g of undyed