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Beautiful Projects – Home-dyed

by Daniel Mackay May 11, 2017


I’m writing this post from a desk, splattered with many, many different colours – one of the results of Ysolda’s experiments with yarn dyeing earlier this year. Since lots of knitters like to experiment with their own dyepots, I had a look at some wonderful projects that have been home-dyed. I hope you find them as inspiring as I do!

‘It was a labor of love. The many colors and varied fibers (including the tiny bit of sparkly Angelina) give the fabric a quality that’s hard to achieve in a commercial yarn, and it still receives compliments when I wear it.’

It sounds like the work that beetsie put into dyeing her own yarn for this Ishbel was definitely worth it! (And as an aside, the lovely model featured in the photo is her daughter Katy Westcott, otherwise known as Katrinkles, maker of beautiful wooden buttons, gauges and knitting ornaments…)

Chihoci dyed this gorgeous blue onto a merino, cashmere and silk yarn and knitted it up into this amazing Ishbel for a friend. 

We love the subtle colour changes in this Rose Red dyed and knit by Lambstrings. She used grape kool-aid to get the lovely purple, and it was her first ever try at dyeing. (She’s since gone on to have her own yarn-dyeing business, Lambstrings Yarn.)

This lovely Damson was knitted with lace weight yarn, held double and beautifully knitted and dyed by christellie

Solveigslow found a great use of some leftover wool that she kettle dyed herself, her Rose Red looks like the perfect thing to keep her cosy in all that snow.

This Follow Your Arrow 2 shawl was dyed and knit by TBVD with a merino yarn, which she dyed and then overdyed to get the lovely subtle blushing pink colour. 

Daniel Mackay
Daniel Mackay

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