I've been experimenting with Kool-Aid dyeing for a while now (thanks to Knitty's article about the completely addicting properties dyeing proteins with citric acid and colorant), and I think I may have this magic down to a science. I'm using Cascade 220 (it's always on-hand at my local yarn store), and whatever Kool Aid packets I can get my hands on--and it's good, non-toxic, electric-neon fun.
In the photo to the right--this is a skein of Cascade 220 (non-superwash) in white that I dip-dyed in Kool-Aid Pina and Lemonade flavors, then partially hand-painted with more of the PIna for a stronger ombre effect. I like how the lemon yellow really flows through the skein, with the bright white contrast pops. I'm going to wind this into a ball and knit a swatch in stockinette to see how it turns out. If I like the way the color works, I'm going to do a few more with the same formula. If not--the great thing is that I can dye right over it for a brighter yellow, or even add some greens and blues.
Also: by not using superwash, this is totally feltable. Can you imagine a felted purse out of this? If you had this skein, what would you do? Share in the comments below!