Saturday, December 3, 2016

UPDATE YOUR BLOG READER - New website and new blog!


The URL changes are all finished for Knit. Dye. Read. and Dyeabolical. The new Knit. Dye. Read feed for your RSS readers (such as Feedly) is The RSS feed for the new Dyeabolical® blog is

Check out the first new blog post for a full rundown of all of the new changes to the Dyeabolical website, including a coupon code that you can use now or during the next shop update on Tuesday, December 6 at 7pm Central.

Thank you for being a reader of this blog!

Saturday, November 26, 2016

URL changes


I am in the process of updating my website and a few things will be changing in this blog as a result. This blog, will no longer be updated once the new website is active in about a week or so, but before that point you may notice a bit of wonkiness in the URL both here and if you are visiting from

I will update you when all of the new blog address and podcast URL are working.


Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Episode 12: Dyes I Have Known

Today I'm chatting about the differences between dyeing cellulose fibers vs. protein fibers and the different types of dyes available. Plus a brief shop update, what I'm working on, and a book series recommendation.

No show notes today, but if you have any questions please visit the Dyeabolical group on Ravelry and post in the episode thread.

I'm lehcarstl on Ravelry, @dyeabolicalyarn on Instagram and Twitter, and you dyeabolical on Goodreads. Dyeabolical Yarns & Fibers can be found at The newsletter sign up can be found here.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Podcast Delay

Ok, so it’s been almost a month since I’ve done a proper full length podcast. Between the work being done at home last week (painting and carpet cleaning), the orders coming in from the retirement colors plus holiday orders, and just a stressful week, I didn’t manage to get a new podcast recorded until yesterday. I just listened to the audio back and it’s bad and needs re-recording. Womp womp!

I’m in the busy season now, so my focus is on dyeing and packing orders, but I will re-record and edit if I can carve out a few hours in the next week or two.

Some reminders:
  • Fish Lips KAL ends 11/30
  • Any holiday orders for dyed-to-order yarns and fibers should be placed by 11/26.
  • An in-stock update will happen early in December.
  • Use the coupon code SHIP50 for free shipping on US orders over $50
In my next episode I’m going to devote most of the time talking about the basics of dyeing yarn, a little bit about the different types of dyes available to yarn dyers, and the chemistry of yarn dyeing so I hope it is worth the wait.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Knit Dye Read Shop Update Minisode

Dyeabolical Yarns website
Dyeabolical Yarns Etsy
lehcarstl on Ravelry

Christmas is Coming shown on Watercolor Stripes (top left), Variegated in a sock circumference (top right), and Variegated in a mini shawl shape (bottom)

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Retiring Colors and a Preview


I am busy working on an exciting new line of colors for the shop that will debut later this year. I currently offer over 100 different colors in the shop on 13 different bases, all dyed by me out of my kitchen. I love being able to offer so many options, but I need to make some room if I am going to launch a new line. As of November 5 the following colors will be going in to retirement:
If you miss the November 5th cut off, don't worry! I am keeping the dye recipes and dyes for awhile longer. I am happy to do a special order if a full dye lot is purchased (2-4 skeins depending on color).

And what about this exciting new line of colors?  Here is a preview.

Right? I am still developing the colorways, deciding if they will be offered dyed-to-order or a more traditional shop update, which base yarns they will be offered on, etc. If you have a few minutes I would appreciate it so much if you could help me by filling out this survey here. Survey closed. Thank you so much to everyone who answered. More details on the new gradients will be coming later.

Thank you so much!