Soakbox Knit-A-Long: Dying Yarn

Over the next few weeks we are running a knit-a-long for the four patterns in our Soakboxes. We will be posting detailed information on each of the patterns as well as fun things you can do with your Soakboxes for yourself, as a gift and as a group. You can order a kit from us directly, just click on the link on the right, or you can ask for it by name from your local yarn store. May your hands be soft, fibers fresh and nails match your knits!

We love how our Soakboxes have Soak products in them, but we also love how we were able to team up with Beth of Lorna’s Laces for the yarn that goes into each box. Jacqueline had a blast going to the Lorna’s headquarters in Chicago to pick and dye yarn for each of the boxes.

Yarn Dyeing 101

It’s kind of amazing how you can take a plain, bright, white skein of yarn and turn it into something so beautiful.

Undyed Sock Yarn

Jacqueline was the one who picked the four colours for our boxes, but it is Beth who has gone through and made the formulas and is dying the yarn every month (sometimes more often) for us.

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Did you know that we hadn’t originally planned for the yarn, polish and bottle labels to match? Jacqueline went and played around with colour and dyed up her favourites. When she got home we took one look at the colours and realized that they all matched! It was perfect without even trying. It is so interesting how we tend to gravitate to the same colours in many aspects of our lives.

Drying skeins

Sometimes I look at yarn and it is just the perfect combination of colours, and I can hardly bear to knit them up. It makes yarn a unique canvas for artistic expression. It can be pure colour fun.

 

Hand Dyed Yarn

Do you have any colours that you gravitate to unconsciously?

 

Thank-you so much to The Workroom in Toronto for letting us use these photos from the Yarn Dying 101 class that Beth taught over the summer. They are fully stocked with Soakboxes.

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