I’ve had some Knit Picks bare stroll, along with some other bare yarns, in my stash to do some Kool-Aid dyeing.
I made 5, 20-21 g skeins with a 5 g skein of leftover yarn. I soaked the yarn in warm water with a splash of distilled white vinegar for a couple of hours. There are 2 skeins in the 2 colors and one skein in the purple and red.
For the 2 colored ones, I put in 1 damp skein in a jar, dumped a packet on top, and poured hot water from my keurig over it. Then I put another skein and did the same thing again, just finished filling the jar with hot water. I mixed a packet of strawberry and grape with the hot water and put in a skein. I also did the same with the cherry, but just covered the skein. The green, strawberry/grape, and cherry skeins were put in twisted in a hank and the others were untwisted.
The colors are 1 lemon lime (not shown) and 1 mixed berry, 2 lemonade and 1 orange, 1 strawberry and 1 grape mixed, and 1 cherry (not shown) for the 5 g skein.
After the water was mostly clear (the cherry wasn’t clear, and the yellow/orange was cloudy) I rinsed with some soap and water. The reds weren’t fully set and I had to do some extra rinsing, so they are extra tangly.
I’m super happy with these. I had found a tutorial for dyeing using hot water from a teakettle, so I figured my mini keurig would work, just run water through it without a kcup. I could have let the yarn sit overnight, but I was too eager to look at it. I don’t smell the sweetness or vinegar from the multiple rinses I did (and I might need to do some more rinsing). I can’t wait to dye more.