August 25, 2018 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Join us for our Shibui Mix Party! Learn how to mix yarns together to create different fabrics and textures from a Shibui representative. Participants will receive a kit containing a sample of each yarn base to play with. We will also have a trunk show of Cocoknits designs for inspiration. As always we will have food and amazing raffle prizes!
What is Mixing?
Mixing — or multistranded knitting — gives you the freedom to fashion your perfect fabric. Shibui Knits yarns are designed to mix and mingle, allowing your creativity to shine through in your choice of colors and fibers. Adding Shibui Knits Pebble to Cima, for instance, creates a heathered effect and a sport weight fabric, while Maai and Lunar held together results in a light and lustrous worsted weight. The yarn combinations are full of possibility – and a pleasure to explore.
Create Custom Fabrics
You can combine Shibui Knits yarns to create your own custom fabric for your favorite patterns. The Mix Cheat Sheet, which lists a selection of yarn combinations with their relevant gauge and needle size, can serve as a starting point. You can match the gauge on the Mix Cheat Sheet to the required gauge in your pattern and, after swatching to ensure you like the resulting fabric, cast on in the new yarn combination.
You can also take the mixing concept one step further: use the leftover yarn from your favorite Shibui Knits projects and mix them in new combinations in swatches. The Mix Cheat Sheet can provide suggestions for needle size and suggested gauge, but swatching is a chance to make a fabric that is entirely your own.
Photo without text courtesy of Shibui Knits.