The advantage of dyeing a piece of fabric that has already been knit up is that you get a better picture of how the colours on your finished object are going to look.
The pre-knitted, hand-dyed blanks will soon be available in our shop. You can just knit/crochet straight from the piece as you unravel the yarn, or you can wind it into a ball if you prefer. Crinkling is really not an issue.
It is a simple design and an easy knit, comprising mainly stocking stitch, with a row of eyelets from time to time. The ends are finished with a simple woven stitch.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.