Yahoo! I got exactly what I wanted (for once). The colours in the pictures are accurate on my monitor.
Doesn't it look great? And here's a little bit knitted up - had to see how it stripes:
Here are the specs for those who are curious.
Yarn: Scheepjes Invicta Extra (75% wool 25% poly); 3 - 50g skeins of undyed/natural
Blanks: used Bond Classic knitting machine and #1 keyplate. Cast on 100 sts. Before taking knitting off machine, I wove a scrap of yarn down the center so that I knew where the midpoint was.
Dye step 1 (per skein): Mix 1 pack of Blue Moon Berry Kool Aid with 1.5 cups of water. I lay the side I wanted to dye into a big glass pan and wrinkling the fabric to form hills and valleys. Poured dye over yarn and swished a little but not too much because I wanted light and dark areas. Nuke 2 mins, let cool, nuke additional minute and set aside.
Dye step 2 (all 3 skeins at the same time): Mix 1 pack of Cherry with 3 packs of Lime into 5 cups of water. I did this in a big 8 cup glass bowl. Dip the undyed half into the bowl and swish around so that dye is evenly absorbed. Nuke 2 mins, let cool, nuke additional minute and let cool.
Final step: Rinse with water and lay flat to dry. Knit.
I'm getting about 2.5 rounds per colour with 60 sts on 2.25mm dpns. I think it looks so cool! I wasn't sure about knitting with crinkly yarn but it's not really bothering me so I'm not going to skein and wash. What pattern should I use? Jaywalker or ???