I bought kool-aid and Jell-O in an American shop last year, but haven’t come around to use it until this week!
In my first search I found good information in Swedish from stickat och virkat. Useful! Knitty has also written about dying with soft drinks: dyed in the wool. I also took the time to read about how to dye with Jello-O, a sugar free low calorie gelatin dessert that you also can dye yarn with! I wouldn’t eat it for the world, but I had to try this out! Also found this interesting with the microwave tips and also a good colour chart!
I have lots and lots of thick white yarn that I bought at Tradera also last year, and that is taking up space in my closet. It’s J?rbo wool yarn, great for knitting mittens and hats for the cold winter that we have around here.
I started out with Jell-O, I had two colours of that; green and red, but they went kind of thick fast and was hard to paint with, and the colours came out pale and boring. If pastel is what you want, maybe… but nah, just one skein (that I probably won’t use).
I painted the skein with a spoon full of water and soft drink from my mixing jars. I coloured in two skeins but only three bags of Kool-Aid couldn’t cover the whole thing so there are some white spots. But I don’t mind that, I really like the orange-yellow look of these two:
I hesitated long before starting this project, but it was really exciting and simple! I had so much fun that I spilled coloured water on the cat and forgot to use gloves, but that’s okay since this just soft drink and nothing dangerous. I’m very pleased with the result, specially one of the three skeins. I hope I can do more colouring soon, I have a bag filled with the white yarn still!