Holding strands together, aka making marls, is a wonderful way to create striking handknits. Knitters of any level can use marls to add visual interest, create unique fiber blends, and make extraordinary multi-color pieces. This virtual class will cover why marls have such a distinctive look, simple color theory for marls, tips for managing multiple balls of yarn, and prototyping pieces with. The students can choose to follow along and make their own microswatches between the two sessions if they desire, and a pattern will be provided for students to make their own multi-color marled cowl.
Technique Requirements: knit/purl, cast on/bind off, working in the round, have knit a few accessories, basic finishing techniques