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DD received this beautiful knitted outfit as a gift.... only the color is horrible.
I'm wondering if it's possible to get a decent result dyeing it? It's a light peach/pink color now, and I'm honestly not sure what the yarn is made of, but I don't think it's wool. I'd guess cotton or a cotton/acrylic blend. It's pretty soft, so not TOO much acrylic. Is there any hope for this outfit?
 

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I have dyed cotton/polyester things and they usually come out pastel (no matter how dark the dye was) or streaky... You could give it a try, but I'm not sure how great the results would be. Or you could be lucky and it's all cotton.
 

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i'd agree that if possible you should test a section of it to see if it'll take before trying to dye. everything i've dyed thats been cotton/poly blend has come out pastel except garanimals brand (go figure!?)

are you a dyeing mama? are u planning to use procion dyes?
 

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Thanks for the advice!
Nope, I'm not a dyeing mama. I think I've Rit-dyed about 5 things in my lifetime, and that's it. :LOL But if there were ever something to try with, it would be this outfit. I really CAN'T make it any uglier than it already is. :LOL It's the most horrible color I've ever seen. I found a really cool knitting/spinning/dyeing shop near me ( www.yarnies.com ) and was thinking of giving it a try, since I really can't mess it up. And they sell the Procion dyes, but I'm not sure exactly what type to get. Maybe I should just take the outfit into the store and see if they can help me figure it out?
 
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