Green is trending for spring! This color has been popping up like a weed on all types of things. I’ve spotted purses, shoes, interiors, and make-up in this fresh shade. But there is a gaping hole in my wardrobe, and I’m cooking up plans to fill that hole with a hand-knit tank top in a palette cleansing hue!
I chose Knomad EGG SHELL to knit my tank top because it is super easy to care for. Just throw it in the washing machine on cold and hang to dry and you’re good to go! A touch of nylon makes it super durable.
Now to settle on a color. I thought I’d test 3 different shades of green from Dharma trading co, share the results and review them. What green would you choose? Let me know in the comments!
Loop a zip tie around each skein of yarn, if you are using them.
Soak the yarn in lukewarm water with a dash of citric acid for about 1 hour.
Make sure to always protect yourself with gloves and a respirator whenever you work with dye in its powder form. A dust mask is not enough protection to safely work with dye powder!
Measure 1 gram of each color dye into each of the three cups. Add 1 gram of citric acid to each cup. Top each cup with hot water.
Mix each cup well.
Pour the entire contents of one of the cups of dye into the pan. Add water to the pan until you have about 1-2 inches of liquid in the pan. Stir gently. Remove one skein from the soaking liquid, gently squeezing the excess liquid out of the yarn. You want the skein to be damp, but not sopping wet.
Place the skein in the pan, pressing it down so the skein is fully submerged in the dye. Use the back of a spoon to work the dye into the yarn for even color. Cover the pan and heat the yarn for 10-15 minutes or until the dye is completely absorbed by the yarn. Remove the cover and allow the yarn to cool until barely warm.
Rinse and dry the yarn as you normally would. Repeat the above steps with the other two colors of dye and the remaining two skeins of yarn.
Sour apple is a nice, mellow shade of green. Not too bright yet not at all muddy, this green resembles the shade of fresh peas.
Spearmint breeze is the freshest of the three greens I dyed. A slight undertone of blue brings a cool, crisp feel to this shade. This shade has to be my favorite because it looks great with bright pink, and I wear a lot of bright pink.
Kelly green is a bright, shamrock green that reminds me of emeralds. This rich, classic green makes me think of St Patrick’s day!
Enjoy your finished yarn! Make sure to tag us using #Knomadyarn so we can see all your fabulous projects.