OKAY! I did it! Here’s what I did, how I did it, what it looked like and if I’d do it again.
I dyed wool yarn. From what I understand this won’t work with cotton or synthetics, but is great with wool and mohair. I used the directions from Knitty as my base.
Knitpicks’ Wool of the Andes and Color Your Own 100% Merino both in Natural
While this soaks, Step 2 is to prepare your kool-aid mixture. I used one packet of kool-aid to one ounce of yarn minimum. Sometimes I used more. Each hank of yarn I used is 3.5 oz. So I used a minimum of 7 packets for 2 hanks or 4 packets for 1 hank. You put the appropriate amount of kool-aid into your pot and add water. Stir to dissolve. The below pic is for 1 hank. I hated the way the color turned out. (I will give all color recipes at the end)
The top row is Wool of the Andes, the bottom is 100% merino. Colors, from left to right:
2 hanks using 7 packets of grape, 2 cherry
1 hank using 5 packets arctic green apple, 2 lemonade
1 hank using 4 orange
2 hanks using 5 blastin’ berry cherry and 2 orange (my favorite)
2 hanks using 6 strawberry, 1 orange
2 hanks using 5 cherry, 3 orange (slightly more saturated than above combo)
That’s it! Have fun! I loved it and I would totally do it again. But I would skip green apple anything and use more kool-aid for super saturation!