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Rit St. Patrick's Day Tye Dye Socks
Looking to wear some green on St. Patricks Day and catch the luck of the Irish? Find a pair of cotton socks, old or new, wrap them with rubber bands and dye them Kelly Green to create Rit St. Patrick's Day Tye Dye Socks!
- Time:1/2 hour
1Project time does not include time to wash and dry the socks.
2Prewash and dry socks to remove any finishes that may interfere with dye absorption. Cover table with plastic sheet or tablecloth to protect work surface.
3Wrap 8 rubber bands horizontally around each sock, spacing them about 1-1/4 inch apart. (The tighter the bands are wrapped, the more white area there will be.) Dip socks in water; squeeze out excess. Set aside.
4Wearing rubber gloves, measure and mix 4 tablespoons Kelly Green dye with 2 cups very hot water (140°); stir well. Note: If water is not hot enough, heat water in the microwave or tea kettle. Immerse socks in dye solution and let soak for 5 10 minutes, until you receive your desired color. Add more dye, if needed.
5Remove socks and rinse in cool water. Remove rubber bands and continue rinsing until water runs clear. Then wash with warm water and detergent; rinse and dry.
6Tie a St. Patricks Day ribbon around each sock in a bow. Trim off excess.