...and make a package with the bag around the yarn.
Microwave yarn on high heat for one minute. Let rest for one minute. Repeat three times.
This is a good time to do two-minute chores around the house.
Make the bed. Empty the dryer. Toss out last week's leftovers. Scour your kitchen sink, etc.
You will note that the excess water is totally clear and all the dyes are in the yarn. Amazing.
Let yarn cool down before rinsing to avoid felting. I am using superwash yarn which does not felt. I have learned my lesson.
Add water to sink which is the same temp as the warm yarn and allow it to soak. Notice there is no dye run off. Some dyes are going to bleed, but rinsing and washing will remove that excess dye. Add shampoo to water and swish. This will remove the vinegar smell and add suppleness to the yarn. If you like, add a little hair conditioner for a really soft and smooth feel, or save that for the finished product, after knitting or crocheting.
And used in conjunction with some other dull brownish sock yarn, for the start of my new fave accessory, the Baktus Scarf.
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