In the attempt to get a different look to my dyed yarn, I tried to dip the yarn into separate dye pots. Wow, I love the look, clean colors, more definition. I used this article from Knitty to guide me.
Of course it is more work. My hats off to all of you who hand paint yarn!
I used the Neon food colors that I found at a baking shop. They came in a paste. The mixing was quite a bit of trial and error. To come up with the right color and salt/vinegar mixture, this resulted in lots of little bundles of dyed yarn, and several pages of notes.
I wanted the colors fairly close together to get a nice repeat when knitted. Wheee…This really exercised my arm muscles, dipping into the green, I tried to make five different bands of color. Then the purple, also five bands.
Then wrap it all up into saran wrap and microwave it for 2 min or so. (I wanted to do this solar but the weather was rainy for about 10 days)
After heating, let cool in the sink, after completely cool, wash with cool water and hang to dry.
After drying, this is what I have.
Then reskeined it looks like this…
In a center pull ball.
Ready to ship out and be knitted up…
Enjoy experimenting with your own colors!