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Category Knitting
Type Accessory
Sizing Unisex
Style Funky, Geeky
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What materials did you use? Chunky wool - black 3 balls and hand-dyed (formerly cream) 1 ball; cotton print fabric for lining; food colouring; vinegar

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What are you most proud of? I was delighted that my hand-dyed yarn made stripes that almost perfectly started at the edge of the design every time.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? It's not as hard as it sounds - the maths is basic multiplication and division. I marked where the colour changes would be by tieing a short bit of wool around the main yarn - the dye soaked through and there was no sign of my markers after I took them off. Dyeing with food dye is exactly the same as Kool-Aid, but without the flavouring that you don't need (and you can't buy Kool-Aid in Australia). http://knitty.com/ISSUEfall02/FEATdyedwool.html

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