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Color Patterning With Hand-Dyed Yarns

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Unlock the patterning power of hand-dyed yarns. Use an easy-to-find Magic Number to create projects with flashes, stripes, argyle and ikat patterns — no stranding necessary!

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What You Get

  • 7 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Downloadable class resources, including printable patterns for two cowls and a wrap, plus a color patterning worksheet
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor, Laura Bryant
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

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  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.


Learn to control colors when knitting with hand-dyed yarns and create three projects with eye-catching patterning alongside Prism Yarns founder Laura Bryant. Start with how to select the best hand-dyed yarns for patterning. Then, get comfortable finding a yarn's Magic Number and create a color-stacked cowl worked in the round. Discover how to produce argyle, striped and diamond patterns while you make an infinity scarf worked flat. Knit a beautiful ikat wrap with captivating contrast between color-rich sections and panels of lace. Bring out the best in your hand-dyed yarns and learn plenty of nifty knitting tricks along the way! Achieve breathtaking patterns with accessible Magic Number knitting techniques.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Intro & Getting Started
Meet your instructor, dyer and designer Laura Bryant, and learn how different dyeing techniques can create different patterns in your knitting. For a first project, you'll be using dyed-around yarn to create color pooling in a cowl that is knit in the round. Laura walks you through finding the Magic Number that will dictate how many stitches to cast on to achieve a stacked color effect.
2. Color-Stacked Circular Cowl
3. Circular Cowl Finishing Touches
4. Half Linen Stitch Infinity Cowl
5. Finishing the Infinity Cowl
6. Ikat Checked Wrap
7. Finishing & Design Options

Taught by

Laura  Bryant
Laura Bryant
Laura Bryant discovered her passion for fibers at an early age. In 1978, she received her BFA from the University of Michigan in color and textiles. Six years later, Laura founded Prism Yarns, where she continues to be the chief dyer and designer. Laura has written six books on knitting, four co-authored with Barry Klein. Her latest book, Artful Color, Mindful Knits, is the definitive guide for working with hand-dyed yarns. Laura also writes extensively for Knitter’s, Vogue and Interweave Knits. She enjoys sharing her expertise on Knitting Daily TV and at events such as Stitches and Vogue Knitting Live.

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