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Mastering Multicolored Yarns

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Take the fuss out of working with multicolored yarn for marvelous results! Learn to minimize pooling and make the most of each unique skein.

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What You Get

  • 6 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials, including a stitch repeat guide and the Both Sides Now scarf pattern
  • Detailed instruction, explanation and demonstration
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Jill Draper
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

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  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.


Are you ready to achieve great results knitting with variegated yarn? Join designer and hand-dyer Jill Draper and learn techniques that will enhance the beautiful effects of multicolored yarns and make them easier to manage! During class, you'll explore the many types of multis and discover how to assess repeat lengths, color distribution, and hue and tone variations. Ever found yourself frustrated by pooling in the past? Jill will teach you how to avoid it and even make it work for you. Then, find out which stitch patterns play well with multis before you learn best practices for mixing them in the same project. Plus, you'll conquer skills for knitted shapes that enhance your multis even further!

Lesson Breakdown

1. Introduction to Multicolored Yarns
Ready to make the most of multicolored yarns? Yarn dyer and pattern designer Jill Draper will introduce you to the marvelous world of multis! Learn about the major types of multicolored yarn as well as how to avoid some of the challenges of working them. Plus, get project inspiration!
2. Understanding Color
3. Pooling & Flashing
4. Stitch Patterns for Multicolored Yarns
5. Multiple Multicolored Yarns
6. Shapes & Inspiration

Recommended with this class

  • A variety of multicolored yarns for practice
  • Worsted- and sport-weight yarn for the Both Sides Now Scarf
  • Size US 9 (5.5 mm) needles

Taught by

Jill Draper
Jill Draper
Jill Draper is a hand-dyer, knitwear designer and blogger living in the Hudson Valley of New York. After a short stint in the corporate design world, Jill realized what she really craved for her craft was a smaller footprint and artisanal production. That's why her yarn line, Jill Makes Stuff, is hand-dyed and spun only with wool sourced from local farmers. Jill is also an instructor who travels the country teaching at events big and small. She believes everyone is capable of making, and she won’t stop until everyone has at least one handmade garment in their closet!

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