Just a mild mannered knitter...
"Once upon a time Rachel was a mild mannered freelance writer from St. Louis, MO. She spent the majority of her free time knitting socks, spinning fiber, drinking far too much coffee, and dyeing bright, seen-from-space colors inspired by her favorite superheroes....."
Many years after writing the beginning sentences above, I am still spending the majority of my time knitting, a little less time spinning, and dyeing has taken over my home. My dye style has evolved over the years. I still have a few bright superhero inspired colorways, but I now draw my inspiration from many different places -- art museums, popular culture, color forecasts, and "hey, let's see how these colors work together".
Visit my website or follow me on Instagram for more information about Dyeabolical. Most pertinent information is posted to my Facebook page, but I also have a Facebook group to share links to new patterns I find, interesting articles, and informal updates about Dyeabolical. You are also welcome to share your own knitting news and projects there.
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/dyeabolical/
Owner, Maker, Dyer
Knitter. Dyer. Spinner. Coffee drinker. Based in St. Louis, MO. I have been the sole owner and dyer for Dyeabolical since 2007. My color philosophy is that color should always be outside the lines.
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ORDER CANCELLATION POLICY:
Unfortunately, I can no longer accept cancellations once an order has been placed. Please be sure of your order before you place it. Please contact me with any questions. See my exchange policy below.
Most packages ship USPS. All packages ship with a tracking number. Once a package has left the United States the tracking number may no longer track.
I use the address Etsy provides me to ship. Customer is responsible for any additional shipping & handling charges incurred because of an incorrect address. No store credit will be issued for any package that is refused or abandoned for more than 30 days after notification.
I am happy to ship internationally, but you as the buyer accept all risk and liability for lost packages. Please be aware of any customs or duty charges for your country before placing an international order.
Returns and exchanges
- Custom or personalized orders
- Perishable products (like food or flowers)
- Digital downloads
- Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
- Items on sale
Unfortunately, I can no longer accept cancellations on dyed-to-order items. Please contact me if you need to cancel an order for an in-stock item that has not shipped yet.
Yarn, fiber, and notions can be exchanged. Knitting needles cannot be exchanged.
If you wish to initiate an exchange, please contact me within 3 days of receipt. Please keep the yarn or fiber to be exchanged sealed in the bag it came in or similar type bag. Please keep it protected from pet hair and smoke smells.
I will provide you with a return address. Orders should be sent back within 2 weeks of originally receiving them. Most items can be dropped in a mailbox or sent with your other outgoing mail as long as adequate postage is affixed.
Items must be returned in original condition (no smoke/food/pet smells, in original packaging, in original condition, etc). Sale yarns, clearance, seconds, club shipments, and custom colorways may not be exchanged.
Buyer is responsible for shipping and handling both ways, except in the cases of defective items or mistaken shipments.
Returned items are never resold.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please allow at least 1 business day for emails to be returned. Occasionally, it may take longer for me to reply to your email. This is especially true during periods of high production. If I have not returned your email within 24 hours, or if the matter is urgent, please contact me again. My regular working hours are normally Monday - Thursday, 8am - 5pm, Friday, 8am -12pm, not including holidays.
Frequently asked questions
Why do different yarns have the same name?
Colors that use the same set of dye colors have the same name, although they may be applied in different ways. For example, Flower Shop Inferno is available as a variegated yarn, a Watercolor Stripes yarn, gradient- or fade-style half-skein set, mini skein set, and as spinning fiber. See the listing title and item details for more information on the color you are interested in.
What do all these terms mean?
Semisolid: A mostly solid color
Tonal: Not quite solid, but not wildly variegated, either.
Variegated: The color changes every few inches. These are sometimes called pooling colors. Socks/sleeves/mitts will be fraternal rather than identical.
Watercolor Stripes: This style produces stripes when knit in small circumference projects, such as socks and mittens. My self-striping skeins are split in two to make it easier to match socks and mitts exactly.
Mini Skein and Half Skein Sets: The color is deconstructed and spread out across 5 different skeins. These sets are are great for striping, gradient, or fade projects. They come as mini skein sets (100 grams) or as half size skeins (250 grams).
I hate it when my socks don't match exactly.
That's not a question, but I get you. Not every one loves the wildly fraternal socks that variegated yarns can sometimes make. I recommend using my Watercolor Stripes self-striping yarns to achieve matching socks and mitts. My Watercolor Stripes colors come automatically divided in to two matching skeins. Most of the colors that are available as a variegated colors are also available as Watercolor Stripes.
Why is there a wait time for dyed-to-order products?
The majority of wait time is due to orders in the queue ahead of yours. I have a limited number of spots that I can dye each week. Rather than close ordering, I chose to extend the shipping times. The most current shipping estimates can be found in the shop announcements.
RUSH ORDERS - Occasionally I can fill rush orders, but not in December. I'm sorry!
What is your podcast called?
I host an audio podcast called Knit. Dye. Read. Although I do talk about Dyeabolical and related topics, Knit. Dye. Read. is primarily a personal podcast about what I'm knitting, what I'm reading, and what I am thinking about. There is no set recording schedule.
How do I wash my finished project?
Hand wash in cool water using an unscented wool wash for best results.