You can buy camo yarn in 100 percent acrylic, but you'll have to look hard for wool yarn - unless you dye your own.
Most camo features dark green, which isn't spiffy if you're standing in a desert.
But with these color formulas you can dye perfect yarn for .... blending into the swamp, the sand or the urban landscape.
Great for bird watching mitts, hunting beanies, even a Ghillie suit.
A. Wilton Brown plus a trace of McCormick Black
H. McCormick 2 parts Yellow and 2 parts Black
I. McCormick 3 parts Red and 1 part Black
J. McCormick 2 parts Red and 2 parts Black
K. Kool-Aid 3 parts Orange and 1 part Lemon Lime
L. Great Value 1 part Red and 3 parts Green
M. Wilton 1 part Kelly plus 1 part Blue
N. Wilton 1 part Kelly plus 1 part Violet
O. Wilton 1 part Kelly plus 1 part Purple
P. AmeriColor 1 part Electric Blue plus 1 part Chocolate
Q. AmeriColor 1 part Red plus 1 part Black
R. AmeriColor 1 part Lemon plus 1 part Black
S. AmeriColor 1 part Lemon plus 1 part Purple
T. AmeriColor 1 part Forest plus 1 part Black
Wilton icing gel, AmeriColor icing color, McCormick food color drops and Great Value food color drops need vinegar to set.
The amount of vinegar depends on the acidity of your water and the hue of the food color.
Yellow and red needs less vinegar and blue requires the most.
If this is your first time dyeing, try a teaspoon of vinegar to 8 ounces of water as a starting point.
You can follow the Kool-Aid directions below.
Super-Simple Kool-Aid Dyeing Instructions (for Kool-Aid only)
You can either dye several hanks a single color or a giant hank several colors.
Here is a video and instructions on handpainting (just substitute the suggested colors).
Need a hank in Safety Orange?
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