Dyed in the Wool
No two alike. With Spincycle Dyed in the Wool, we promise that you’ll receive skeins that are one of a kind, as special as handspun. The fun here is the simple act of watching colors shift and change as they interact with each other. It’s hypnotic, addicting, and in the end, a beautiful riot of saturated color.
See below for a list of great patterns for Dyed in the Wool.
Specs & Details
This stuff makes us flat-out stupid. We skip dinner, forget to pay bills, ignore the cat.
It’s unnaturally mesmerizing to knit Spincycle Dyed in the Wool. It does beautiful things. It shifts right before your eyes. It’s unpredictable and wild and addicting. And when you pair two shades in contrasting colorways, the drama doubles.
This 100% American wool is superwashed, then dyed by hand, then millspun—it is like no other. We are proud to contribute to the mass hypnosis caused by this extraordinary yarn.
Pattern Suggestions for Dyed in the Wool
Designers adore Dyed in the Wool, and make great creative use of it.
One of our favorite patterns for Spincycle’s Dyed in the Wool is Dianna Walla’s Leif Cowl, which appears in our very own MDK Field Guide No. 3: Wild Yarns. Make your Leif Cowl short with one skein of each color, or long with two skeins of each color.
Fatimah Hinds has a great one-skeiner hat (or two skeins if you go for the third size) called Stellar Dendrite. (That’s a fancy way to say “snowflake,” and this cabled hat is superfancy and juicy.)
Andrea Mowry clearly fell under the spell of Dyed in the Wool, and has designed a series of gorgeous patterns that make the most of it.
With just three skeins of Dyed in the Wool (one skein in each of three colors), you can join the over 9,000 happy knitters who’ve made Andrea’s stunning wear-with-everything accessory, The Shift.
Looking for a smaller project to try out Dyed in the Wool? Check out the Shiftalong, a slouchy hat that takes just two skeins.
If you’re feeling sweater-y, there’s Shifty, or you can combine a favorite fingering-weight solid with a few skeins of Dyed in the Wool to make Andrea’s Stonecrop Cardi or Stonecrop Pullover.
And don’t forget the Montana Mountain Cowl, another quick project that combines Dyed in the Wool with a fingering-weight solid color.
In Hinterland, Jennifer Steingass demonstrates the beauty of using Dyed in the Wool for a traditional colorwork yoke, for fewer ends and a shimmery, faded look. She does the same magic trick in Newleaf.
For a snappy two-skein project, you can’t go wrong with either Issa or Clementine, two colorwork cowls designed by Kate Burge and Rachel Price, the makers of Dyed in the Wool.