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with Jill Draper
Online Class

Mastering Multicolored Yarns

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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!


  • intermediate
  • 6 episodes
  • 1h31m

Included in this Class

1. Introduction to Multicolored Yarns

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

2. Understanding Color

The key for successful projects that use multicolored yarn is understanding color. Jill will show you the difference between short and long color repeats and how the same yarn can lead to different results. You'll also dive into how hue and tone work together to make for stunning colorwork projects.

3. Pooling & Flashing

3. Pooling & Flashing

Ever been frustrated by amorphous blocks of color? That's known as pooling or flashing -- and it doesn't have to get you down! Jill explains why it happens, and how to avoid it or bend it to your will. She'll also walk you through her simple afterthought sock recipe to make the most of this color effect.

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