Dye-able yarns knitpicks....why all wool?

The dyable yarns from knitpicks…http://www.knitpicks.com/Dye+Your+Own+Yarn_YL300110.html

They are all wool. How can I use dyeable wool yarn when I don’t want it to felt. :doh: I was looking at the 100% Peruvian Highland Wool, because it’s the cheapest. Is it true that the superwash wool doesn’t felt??

Thanks for your help in advance!!

The dying process won’t felt your yarn. KnitPicks has a good tutorial about dying a skein of yarn. Superwash wool does not felt when you wash it.

I watched a dvd on felting and dyeing and they said to make sure you don’t cause a lot of movement and friction with the yarn so it doesn’t felt. I would just be safe and go with a superwash. I never have dyed before though so it’s just my opinion. Good luck. I hope it turns out well for you.

It would take [COLOR=blue][B]a lot of friction[/B][/COLOR] and some hot water and a bit of soap to felt a hank of wool yarn :slight_smile: I have dyed many Knit Picks Bare 100% wool hanks and also Paton’s Merino so don’t worry about the 100% Peruvian Highland Wool felting. When you dye the yarn it just lays there and you either put it into a “tub” of water with the dye in it or lay it out on the counter and squirt colors on it from a squeeze bottle. I wrap mine in plastic wrap and put it in the micro wave to set the color. Knit Picks has great instructions and it really is easy… and fun.

In addition to what the others posted, nonwool yarn doesn’t dye readily. If it felted that easily, it wouldn’t be offered as a dyeable yarn.