I finally have the chance to dye some yarn. Having ordered some "Bare" yarn in fingering weight, and a jar of Emerald Green dye powder, from Knit Picks, I pulled out a big enamel pot and a large bottle of white vinegar, and went to work.
|Yarn and Dye in the pot|
|Dyed Yarn - "Eire"|
As happens in many cases, the yarn can dye unevenly. This is because, when the yarn is washed after being harvested from the sheep, the animal fat was not evenly washed out. I like the fact that the finished product varies from a Deep Seaweed to a Lime Green.
Just in time for St. Patrick's Day, I'll christen it "Eire," the Gaelic name for Ireland.
This will show up in some future knitting project...