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.
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.
Get started with your cowl using a provisional cast-on and dyed-across yarn. You'll use your Magic Number and adjust it for the stitch pattern, then join to work in the round. Laura shows you how to manage your tension and make adjustments if your color pooling gets off track.
Once you've knitted the body of the cowl, Laura shows you two ways to bind off that will leave a nice, stretchy edge. Then learn how to retrieve the cast-on stitches from your waste yarn and bind them off in the same way so your edges match. Laura has a great trick for burying ends you might not have seen before, and she shares some design variations that are sure to inspire!
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