Show-off the Twist
The addition of a bit of food color on Alpaca Love Cobblestone makes the twist really pop.
In the original hank, I didn't notice the structure of the yarn. But now that the dye highlights the high parts of the twist and the dark cobblestone color remains on the edges - the yarn really perks up.
Looks like stripped caterpillars, even.
We overdyed the medium gray Alpaca love with Wilton® icing gel in Delphinium blue and McCormick® red. The small snippets of yarn on top of the hanks show the color of the dye bath.
The Wilton® Delphinium became a cadet blue.
The McCormick® red dyed the Alpaca love a grayed-rose.
Hints about dyeing
Yarn Band information
- Alpaca Love is 20% alpaca, but this didn't effect the dyeing. The wool and alpaca must be well blended because the dye took equally along the whole hank.
- The yarn will appear much darker when wet.
80% Wool, 20% Alpaca
US 8 needle, 3 oz., 85 grams, about 132 yards
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How to dye with RED food color.
Go from Red Heart Alpaca Love to Dye Your Yarn home page.