How Much Does Size Matter in Yarn Dyeing?

We know that if we want to get a solid or semi-solid when dyeing yarn, we need a large enough dye bath for the yarn to move around. We need the strands to all have equal access to the dye.

But what happens if we don’t give the yarn any room at all to move around?

That’s what we’re experimenting with this week on Adventures with Andi. I put one skein of Dyer Supplier 75/25 SW merino/nylon fingering weight yarn in an oversized mason jar and crammed a second skein into a regular sized mason jar. Then I added the exact same amount of dye to each jar, filled them to the top with water, and let them sit for about a week before heat setting.

Pretty amazing the difference that one change makes, huh?

So, what do you think of the resulting  yarn? Have you tried this yourself? Let me know in the comments below, or over on YouTube!

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