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Natural Plant Dyed Yarns

 

At ManKnit we want to enjoy ourselves and have a little fun from time to time with our lovely yarns. We love to experiment with natural plant dyes. As well as using the experiment result ourselves, we like to offer them on our website for sale in small volumes. Stocks from each dye lot are only 2-5 Balls, so if you like the look of something and need 4 balls for a project - swipe them up as soon as you can. They sell quickly!

There are plans to dye in larger lots in the future, but for now it's just a bit of fun for us. Hopefully you'll enjoy the magic of our hand dyed yarns as much as we love creating them.
 
 

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Purple Haze Aran 100g

ManKnit Purple Rain (Logwood Dye On Blue-Mash Aran Base)

 

Over dyed on Falkland Fine Merino Aran.
 
This yarn was dyed with logwood.
All our plant dyed yarns are mordanted to make colour and light fast - This colour was mordanted in Alum.
 
SOLD OUT Similar plant dyed Yarns coming soon!
Plant Dyeing Yarn with Logwood - Yarn in the Dye Pot
ManKnit Purple Rain -  Drying on the line after Dyeing in Logwood

Purple Rain Aran 100g

ManKnit Purple Rain (Logwood Dye On Blue-Mash Aran Base)

 

Over dyed on Blue-Mash Aran.
 
This yarn was dyed with logwood.
All our plant dyed yarns are mordanted to make colour and light fast - This colour was mordanted in Alum.
 
There are just THREE balls of this in stock.
Plant Dyeing Yarn with Logwood - Yarn in the Dye Pot
Hand Dyeing - Dyed logwood hands
ManKnit Purple Rain -  Drying on the line after Dyeing in Logwood

Crimson Crystal Aran 100g

ManKnit Crimson Crystal (On Blue-Mash Aran Base)

 

Over dyed on Blue-Mash Aran.
 
This yarn was dyed with Brazilwood with added Chalk to make a rich Crimson Purple
All our plant dyed yarns are mordanted to make colour and light fast - This colour was mordanted in Alum.
 
There are just TWO balls of this in stock after selling one at our first craft fair.
Plant Dyeing Yarn with Brazilwood and Chalk
Hand Dyeing Yarn with Brazilwood and Chalk to make Crimson
ManKnit Crimson Crystal -  Drying on the line after Dyeing in Brazilwood & Chalk

Mad-Mash Aran 100g

ManKnit Mad-Mash (On Blue-Mash Aran Base)

 

Over dyed on Blue-Mash Aran.
 
This yarn was dyed with a two step process - Firstly dyeing with Madder Root - Then adding Alkanet Root to the dye bath and dipping.
The results from the Alkanet weren't a vibrant purple as expected but a very subtle purple pastel overtone. The Alkanet does add some depth to the yarn, but there's not a distinctive fade as with other dip dyed yarns.
 
There are only THREE balls of this in stock. So be quick!
Madder Root Natural Plant Dyeing Grey Yarn to make brown
Mad-Mash Hand Knitting Yarn -  Drying on the line after Dying in Madder and Alkanet Root

Lichen & Madder Twist DK 100g

ManKnit Madder & Lichen Twist (On Falkland Fine Merino Double Knit Base)

 

Over dyed on Falkland Fine Merino Double Knit.
 
This yarn was dyed with a two step process - Firstly dyeing with Lichen, then dip dyeing with Madder root.
The results are fantastic, with a lovely blend from soft yellow to salmon red.
 
There are only TWO balls of this in stock. So be quick!
Lichen Natural Plant Dyeing
Dip Dyeing Yarn in Madder Root
Madder & Lichen Plant Dyed Yarn - Drying in the sun

Lichen Morning Sun DK 100g

ManKnit Lichen Morning Sun (On Falkland Fine Merino Double Knit Base)

 

Over dyed on Falkland Fine Merino Double Knit.
 
This yarn was dyed with Lichen, hand picked from local Yorkshire woodland from tree branches.
A subtle soft yellow
 
There is only ONE ball of this in stock. So be quick!
Lichen Natural Plant Dyeing

Pretty in Pink Aran 100g

ManKnit Pretty in Pink (On Falkland Fine Merino Aran Base)

 

Over dyed on Falkland Fine Merino Aran.
 
We added this and the Pink Ice Cream yarn during second step of the Mad-Mash experiment above, with a nearly spent dye bath of Madder and Alkanet Root dye solution to create a soft pastel pink.
 
There is only ONE ball of this in stock. So be quick!
Pretty in Pink Yarn and Mad-Mash - Plant Dyed Yarn - Drying in the Sun

 Pink Ice Cream Aran 100g

ManKnit Pretty in Pink (On Falkland Fine Merino Aran Base)

 

Over dyed on Falkland Fine Merino Aran.
 
Pink Ice Cream followed the same process as the pretty in pink yarn, with a nearly spent dye bath of Madder and Alkanet Root dye solution to create a soft pastel pink however the Pink Ice Cream Aran Yarn was dip dyed
 
There are only TWO balls of this in stock. So be quick!

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Plant Dyeing Yarn with Logwood - Yarn in the Dye Pot
ManKnit Purple Rain -  Drying on the line after Dyeing in Logwood
Plant Dyeing Yarn with Logwood - Yarn in the Dye Pot
Hand Dyeing - Dyed logwood hands
ManKnit Purple Rain -  Drying on the line after Dyeing in Logwood
Plant Dyeing Yarn with Brazilwood and Chalk
Hand Dyeing Yarn with Brazilwood and Chalk to make Crimson
ManKnit Crimson Crystal -  Drying on the line after Dyeing in Brazilwood & Chalk
Madder Root Natural Plant Dyeing Grey Yarn to make brown
Mad-Mash Hand Knitting Yarn -  Drying on the line after Dying in Madder and Alkanet Root
Lichen Natural Plant Dyeing
Dip Dyeing Yarn in Madder Root
Madder & Lichen Plant Dyed Yarn - Drying in the sun
Lichen Natural Plant Dyeing
Pretty in Pink Yarn and Mad-Mash - Plant Dyed Yarn - Drying in the Sun