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Charcoal Grey Dyed Sweater

Rit Dye

By Rit Dye Team

November 7, 2017

Project Description

Does your favorite sweater only come in white? Buy a second one and dye it Charcoal Grey for double the options. Grey works great with any shade of denim, other neutrals like white, black and brown and pretty much any accent colors. It’s also great to match with this year’s trending colors like bright red, Gen-Z Yellow and Lilac. This Charcoal Grey shade will never go out of style and is an essential, timeless color to have in your wardrobe and home all throughout the year. We decided to dye our sweater with our new front-loader HE machine. Don't worry; the dye won't ruin the machine or change the color of it in any way! However, you can also use the bucket method too.


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Prep, dyeing & Rinse time: About 1 hour

Rit Products Used


You'll Also Need

  •   Rit Charcoal Grey

  •   salt

Step By Step

  1. Prewash the sweater to remove any finishes that may interfere with dye absorption.

  2. Wet sweater and place items in the washing machine.

  3. Set water temperature to the hottest possible setting and a wash cycle of at least 30 minutes or longer. The longer the item is in the dye, the darker the color will be.

  4. Start the cycle.

  5. Remove detergent cup from detergent tray.

  6. Pour one cup of salt in.

  7. Pour the bottle of dye over the salt.

  8. Close the tray.

  9. After the machine cycle ends, rewash item in warm water with mild detergent. The machine will automatically rinse it.

  10. Hang item or machine dry.

  11. To clean the washing machine: Using hot water and the “high” level setting, clean the washer with 1-2 cups of liquid bleach. Make sure to wipe around the inside of the lid and pour a little bleach through the internal dispenser as dyes can get into these areas. Fill washer to highest water level with the hottest water temperature setting. Add detergent and 2 cups chlorine bleach and run a full wash cycle with 3 to 4 old towels.




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