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I just dyed some Knit picks sock yarn with my left over Easter egg dye. How fun!!!! I got carried away with the number of colors. I was just going to use four colors, but they looked so pretty......... Wet the yarn first in lukewarm water. I put newspaper then plastic wrap down on my kitchen floor. I put a hank of yarn which I had lengthen over the wrap, then painted the dye on the hank with a paint bush- making sure I colored all the strands. Don't let the dye pool. Use just enough to saturate the yarn and get the color you want. Then I wrapped it in the underlying plastic wrap and put it in a casserole dish and microwaved it. I wanted to set the dye but didn't know how long. When you steam it you do it for about 20 minutes, so I wanted to keep it hot for about that long but not over cook or felt it. I started with 1 minute then about every 3 minutes or so I hit it again with 30 sec burst. I was cleaning the kitchen at the time and didn't pay too much attention. I just wanted to keep it hot. After cooling to room temp, it held the dye when rinsed- good enough for me. It turned out so bright and lively! What a great pair of sock for a 7 year old daughter!!!!
I have some great pictures I have to figure out how to post.

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Comment by PurlGirl on April 16, 2008 at 1:52pm
I just love those socks. Some day I'm going to get brave and try the Kool Ade dye, but the Easter Egg dye is brilliant. My DD would love those socks too!

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