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Faux Ikat Effects
Retain the bold areas of color when knitting hand-dyed multicolored yarns
Learn how to plan a project in hand-dyed yarn according to the length of color repeat to create 'faux ikat' effects.
True Ikat is a style of weaving that uses custom-dyed warp or weft threads that are resist-dyed (e.g. tie-dye). When the threads are woven, they will create an intricately designed fabric that appears to have been printed.
In this class, you will learn how to achieve ikat-type effects in knitted fabric using variegated yarn that has been hand-dyed. The result retains the bold areas of color that we are often attracted to originally in the unwound skein, rather than resulting in the colors becoming broken visual mixed (and often muted) when knitted randomly.
Example of Faux Ikat Knitted Lace in a multi-color-repeat wrap
In class, we will plan and start knitting a simple circular lace-patterned fashion scarf in a single-color-repeat to test out your new skills and see the colors develop magically.
- Prerequisites: Basic lace knitting and math skills
- Students supply their own yarn and needles.
- Additional student materials fee: $5 per student (includes instructional write-up for faux ikat knitting).
- Duration: 3 hours.
Interested in scheduling?
Contact Jackie E-S for availability and filling out a contract.
See Classes Offered for other knitting workshops and program seminars I offer.
References of some places where Faux Ikat Effects has been/will be taught
Atlanta Knitting Guild Super Star Workshops, Atlanta GA - September 7, 2008.