Re-inventing the Stash

Ugly yarn from a swap (Before)

So I swapped some heavy cotton for this (and some other) sock yarn…. This stuff is Lorna’s Laces (not something I usually afford) -but the color… oh, the color. Soooo not my cup of tea!

So I decided to overdye it!

A good 2 glugs of vinegar, some hot water, a good bit of “Fire Red” Jaquard Acid dye and a few hours later, I have some much, much more attractive yarn (see below). I’m thinking of using it for this pattern. Because we all know how much I love Evelyn A Clark patterns!
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10 Responses to “Re-inventing the Stash”


  1. 1 Monika April 18, 2007 at 8:05 pm

    I don’t know why, but I thought one could not overdye yarn like Lorna’s Laces. I’m weird. What a lovely pattern for this gorgeous yarn!

  2. 2 Karen April 19, 2007 at 7:46 am

    Pretty! I liked the yarn before but I love it now.

  3. 3 purlingplans April 19, 2007 at 8:42 am

    Wow – I can hardly believe that’s the same yarn! Beautiful job. There is a dyeing workshop coming up near me – so looking forward to it!

  4. 4 Emilee April 19, 2007 at 3:54 pm

    What a lovely shade of red!

  5. 6 knittingfisher April 20, 2007 at 11:57 am

    Like everyone else, I really like the red but I still liked the original :) That pattern is really beautiful too.

  6. 7 Nora April 20, 2007 at 4:45 pm

    Beautiful! I would’ve done the same thing.

  7. 8 Julie April 20, 2007 at 10:35 pm

    Very pretty dye job. Those are going to make a great pair of socks.

  8. 9 Roni April 21, 2007 at 11:25 am

    WOW….I love the yarn, (before and after) and I really like that pattern. Can’t wait to see them finished.
    I’m headed off to a little class today, to learn to dye roving and then….spin it!!! Yay…. we’ll see how it turns out…it might be blog worthy! hehe

  9. 10 Jodi April 23, 2007 at 9:19 am

    It dyed beautifully! What a gorgeous mix of reds.


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