Optical Blending with Mohair Yarn
An in-person class with Yoriko Oki
Nov 13, 9:00am-12:00pm PST
There are many beautiful knitting designs that call for 2 strands of yarn worked together — fingering-weight and lace-weight mohair. How do you choose those 2 colors?
When combining 2 strands of yarn, many people work with 2 very similar colors — but using 2 different colors can give interesting results.
Let’s explore the possibilities of mixing colors. We will start with a summary of color theory and the concepts of optical blending. Then you will sample various color combinations using the mohair yarns provided by Yoriko. You will leave the class with many more ideas for your color combinations!
Special skills or knowledge needed to take this class
You have to know how to cast on, knit stockinette stitch fabric with 2 yarns held together, and bind off.
A $20 kit is required for this class. The fee will be collected during class and exact change is appreciated.
Kit includes Lace-weight kid mohair/silk yarn in various colors
• Fingering-weight knitting yarn in your favorite solid or semi-solid colors at least 20 grams or 80 yards
• Fingering-weight knitting yarn in variegated colors — Bring the yarn that has been in your stash for a long time because the colors are not exactly what you like.
• Any other yarn you would like to experiment with.
• 2 pairs of US 5 or 6 (3.75 or 4mm) knitting needles (or circular needles).
• Knitting Basics: Sharp scissors, Notebook, Pen or pencil with eraser, Stitch markers, Tapestry needles (large and small), Tape measure, Small calculator, Needles and crochet hooks of various sizes