How to dye long gradient yarn at home!

I love Laura Nelkin! I’ve knit many, MANY of her designs.  I’ve been a member of her M-Club for 2 years now. (Unfortunately, I’m not going to be able to join her this coming year and that makes me sad 🙁 )

But she just put a tutorial together on how to do Long Gradient yarn dyeing at home on her blog and I just wanted to share with everyone one.  I’m going to attempt to do one of these when I’m feeling better (I absolutely hate getting bronchitis! It knocks me on my butt for several weeks!)

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FREE pattern Stash and Dash

The Stash and Dash pattern by Annie is free for a limited time (October 1, 2015, I believe!). They also sellers finishing kits (one in nickel, and one in antique brass) for $14.95. They include everything you need, other than the fabrics (which everyone wants to pick their own anyway!), and also you get to choose your zipper color from 48 different colors to coordinate with your fabric choices.

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DIY Specialty Stitch Markers


I made the above stitch markers to help me keep track of individual stitches as I knit. I find them really helpful, especially in patterns when the stitches are really small. They are real helpful when designing your own pattern!
They aren’t hard to make, nor are they terribly expensive. All you need are shrinking plastic, permanent markers in several colors, a single hole punch, scissors, Locking stitch markers, and a shape to trace that is about two inches by two inches (I used a salt shaker which has an octagon for the bottom).

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