A week or so ago I was asked to do a demonstration on how to dye Kool Aid. I bought a few skeins of Brown Sheep Lamb’s Pride Worsted in the White Frost colorway. This is the same yarn I used to knit the Bunny Hoppers.
I started by making a variegated yarn using Cherry, Fruit Punch, Orange and Lemonade Kool Aid.
Then I dyed one entire skein with a package of Grape Kool Aid.
It was hard to capture the color of this skein. In shade it looks like the first picture; but in the sun it looks like the second.
This is the skein I used for the demonstration. I was rather a disappointment. The Kool Aid simply did not want to go up the yarn. It was well saturated with water. But the color stayed stubbornly at the bottom.
I decided that I really didn’t like the grape yarn the way it was so I decided to experiment. I took one blue tablet for an Easter egg dye kit and soaked the yarn in that. I also added some food coloring because I really wanted to see a change.
It didn’t change much but you can see blue streaks here and there. It’s a little darker overall as well.
Now that I have an abundance of Kool Aid dyed yarn I am going to share the wealth. All you have to do is leave a relevant comment on this post by 12:00 noon EST Wednesday June 12 2013. I will then pick someone via the random number generator and they will receive the skein of Dark Grape yarn. Good Luck! If you have any questions feel free to ask.