changing grey wool to black

kittymoonbeamMay 2, 2013

I was given some super soft merino/alpaca wool yarn and I don't like the medium grey color. I would love it if it was black or even a deep wine or purple. Is it worth it to try dying this yarn. It is for #6 needles (dk )and I have enough to make a medium sized long sleeved pullover. I have dyed yarn before but only in small amounts for socks. I loved the results but the color didn't stay well when it was washed. Please give me your thoughts on what to do with this yarn.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
aliceinwonderland_id

Any time you overdye, which is what you want to do here, the color will bleed. The deeper and darker the color, the more bleed you will get, even using quality dyes. On a pullover, the color may transfer to skin or other clothing. You might be better off trying to change the tone of the gray rather than trying for a deep color.

    Bookmark   May 3, 2013 at 11:56AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Granny Square vest
I knit a lot while riding my exercise bike. I want...
barb_roselover_in
Have you done this?
I knitted a sweater. It was with a yarn that was the...
barb_roselover_in
Shoulder Sling Purse
Hi Would anyone happen to have this pattern to share?...
dollydolots
Looking For Annie's bed doll crochet Collections
Hi I am interested in collecting Annie's bed doll crochet...
rj2ajs6
Bargello-like Long Crochet Potholder pattern
When I was a kid (70's?), I made my mom some potholders...
lascatx
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™