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I have from this white cottonyarn yards over yards :D


I 'm relatively fit in dyeing 



Also I can dye this cotton yarn with procion MX.
Procion MX schedule as directed. It holds up to 6 weeks in the refrigerator.
So unwind the yarn from the ball, as you can see in my photos. What is important is where you hold this yarn (4 x) , not to overtighten. Otherwise remain white spots. I must my yarn overdye, because it was to tight. Give the yarn in a plastic tub in strong soda water and soak overnight. The next day pour off. Sodawater can I use several times. Dilute the prepared paint so as the result will be. Pastel colors: plenty of water. Vibrant colors: little water. For a good result add NaCl (salt from household). Color should be at least at room temperature.

I have several cups portrayed with different density and started with the weakest. Wait 5 minutes and then poured over it the next cup. The yarn should be covered with he paintwater.
Now let stand at least 1 hour. Well 24 hours. After 24 hours, add back strong warm soda. This is the fixation. Let stand at least 1 hour to 3 days. The result is a beautiful in different shimmering (red or other) colored yarn.


(The shining sun gives not the perfect show from the nice deep dark burgunder red)

My question: what do you knit or crochet from the yarn ???

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Wow, your dyeing is beautiful!   I love those colors!  


I would say you can crochet/knit just about anything you want from that.  It looks like pretty fine cotton, what we here in the US would call thread..  On the label, is there a knit or crochet gauge or tension?  Usually written as so many stitches to 10cm.   Or a recommended size of needles or hook to use with it?  If you want to use it with a pattern you will want to know what size the thread is.  You can use more than one strand of it to create a bigger size.  (In English the size of thread or yarn is called "weight" since it was originally based on the yards per pound, but I don't know how it is called in German.)  

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OK, I thought it looked like about a size 10 thread.   As far as what to make, There are several recent patterns from Interweave for filet or lacy shawls in thread (if you can't see the page you may have to sign in on Ravelry)

Eolande http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/eolande-shawlette  

Dragon http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/chinese-dragon-shawl

For either of those, you can buy the whole digital magazine right now for less than the cost of the single pattern


These all have diagrams http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/search#view=captioned_thumbs&craft=crochet&weight=thread&sort=best&pa=chart&pc=shawl-wrap

Some are in books so might be harder to access, but some are free or can be bought online.  


Garments in thread http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/search#craft=crochet&view=captioned_thumbs&weight=thread&sort=projects&pc=tops

I think the Hibiscus, Pinecone, and Lace Essence are especially pretty


Your thread would also make a very pretty table runner or wall hanging.


So those are some things i can think of that would be pretty made up in your thread.  

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