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Join Kelley, Kerin, Alison, Angela, and other Knit Picks staff members as we experiment with dyeing sock blanks using different dyes and techniques.

Members: 131
Latest Activity: Aug 22, 2015

Here is a slideshow of Dye-Along contest entries!

We were impressed with all of the gorgeous hand dyed sock blanks you made! The Dye Blank Contest winners were announced here.
Dye-along details!

1. No purchase necessary
2. Timeframe: this is an ongoing group with no defined end time.
3. If you are not a member of our Knitting Community yet, click the "Signup and Join" box in the upper-right corner. Once you're a member, you will see a green plus sign and a link to "Join Dye-Along" in the upper-right of the group page. Clicking on the link will allow you to join this knitalong.
4. Post questions, project feedback, and pictures of your progress.
5. Cheer on your fellow members as you go!
If you are new to dyeing, check out our tutorials to get step-by-step instructions on how to dye yarn. We have tutorials for Jacquard acid dyes, Kool-Aid dyeing, tea dyeing, food coloring dyeing, natural dyes, and indigo dyeing. We also offer tips for getting specific results like gradated dyeing and for interesting techniques like no mess crock pot dyeing.

View all our dyeing tutorials here.
We offer sock blanks, Jacquard Acid dyes, and an Indigo Dye Kit on our web site to get you started.

Shop sock blanks.

Shop Jacquard Dye Starter Sets and Individual Colors.

Shop Indigo Dye Kits.

We also offer a wide selection of Bare yarn and roving that's perfect for dyeing. See all Bare yarn here, and Bare roving here.

Discussion Forum

Natural Dyeing

Started by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter. Last reply by Peggy Stuart Aug 22, 2015. 32 Replies

I did a little experiment last week using black beans... I also submitted a blog post today and will add a link here once it is approved... This is a pic of my result.Polwarth dyed using black…Continue

Show us your hand dyed yarn!

Started by Angela. Last reply by Peggy Stuart Jun 26, 2015. 2871 Replies

I love seeing photos of hand dyed yarns, they're always so beautiful in the skein. Show me your yarn! Please!

Roving To Dye For

Started by christina | AlohaBlu. Last reply by wendy Aug 24, 2014. 4598 Replies

Aloha! You all knew this was coming . . . show off your hand dyed roving or fiber!!I dyed up my first batch of KP's Superwash Merino/Nylon and Merino/Silk - so yummy, fluffy, soft and heavenly . . .…Continue

Tags: silk, superwash, spinning, dyes, merino

Getting roving back to soft and fluffy condition after dyeing How?

Started by Elaine Wenger. Last reply by Elaine Wenger Apr 14, 2014. 16 Replies

Now that the weather is finally breaking I'm getting anxious to get the dye pot out. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to get the roving back into it's soft fluffy state after dyeing. The heat…Continue


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