the tutorial if you're interested in trying it yourself. I'm not going to give you all the scientific details here since she explains it so well.
THUS began a project that didn't take much time for what it was worth, but did take an hour or so of time out of my already busy day. But it was well worth it.
I wanted striping yarn, so I separated a skein of Lion's Brand Fishermen's wool into even swatches, knotting each one together, but keeping the skein whole.
Then, I soaked the wool in 1 part vinegar, 4 parts water--but just enough to make the wool damp throughout, not dripping. It's important that it is ALL damp--that there are no dry parts.
I pulled the wrap off and they were VERY hot, but the water was clear! I wanted to transport them to the tub without burning myself so I put them in a bowl of hot water first.
tutorial, I knew that the colors were set since they didn't run at all when I put them in the water. I couldn't believe it worked just as she'd prescribed!
Then I pressed it between two towels to get the water all out--carefully keeping the sections of my long piece of yarn in order so as not to cause tangling problems later on.
My house smelled like wet sheep and vinegar for at least 12 hours, and my hands were dyed for awhile, but it was a small price to pay.
yarn ball winder from knitpicks.com because I'll DEFINITELY be doing this again!