Knomad has released several new yarns just in time for Fall! One of my favorites is the new Marshmallow Worsted Select. Made from super soft merino, this new yarn is noticeably softer than our original Marshmallow Worsted yarn, but it has all the same elasticity and beautiful cabled construction.
I love to make beanies out of this yarn, especially with ribs or cables. This yarn is spun with a good amount of spring, so areas of a garment where you need stretch, like necklines and cuffs, hold their shape really well when you use Marshmallow Worsted Select.
Just like our original Marshmallow yarns, the Select versions are superwash as well. Bring your finest speckles and brightest colors when you dye with Marshmallow. They absolutely shine on this yarn! The superwash process makes the yarn take the dye well and makes it easy to care for, which we all love.
I’m dying up a rich emerald green that reminds me of a witch’s brew. Spooky!
Loop a zip tie around the skein of yarn, if you are using them.
Soak the yarn in lukewarm water for about 1 hour.
Meanwhile, prepare your dye.
Make sure to always protect yourself with gloves and a respirator whenever you work with dye in its powder form. A dust or surgical mask is not enough protection to safely work with dye powder!
Into one large cup, measure 8 grams EMERALD GREEN dye powder. Add1 teaspoon of citric acid powder and top with hot water (about two cups or enough to dissolve the dye). Stir to dissolve.
Pour 6 cups of room temperature water into your pan or dye pot. Add the dye liquid mix.
Using gloved hands, remove the skeins from the soaking liquid, gently squeezing the excess liquid out of the yarn. You want the yarn to be slightly damp, but not sopping wet.
Place the skeins side by side in your pan or dye pot.
Using gloved hands or the back of a spoon, gently work the yarn so the dye covers it evenly, with no bare spots on the yarn. Take your time with this and make sure the yarn is completely saturated with dye.
Place the lid on the pan and heat on low for 20 minutes.
Check to make sure all the dye was absorbed before turning off the heat.
If it hasn’t absorbed completely, give it another 5 minutes.
Allow the yarn to cool with the lid on.
Rinse and dry the yarn as you normally would.
Enjoy your finished yarn! Make sure to tag us using #Knomadyarn so we can see all your fabulous projects.