Knitting with Hand-Dyed Colour

Learn how to understand colour so you can choose colours and colour combinations for your crafts. Expand from essential colour theory to traditional colour combinations and colour harmonies.  Pick up any skein of yarn and have an idea of what you would combine with it and why. Look at a knitting pattern and envision what colours you would use for it and why.

Felicia Lo · March 29, 2021

Knitting with hand-dyed colour course, learn how to develop a functional, working understanding of colour so that you can more confidently choose colours and colour combinations for your knitting and other crafts.

Over the years, I found that people really want to enjoy colour but they’re still very intimidated or hesitant to try because they’re worried about making the wrong colour choices. So after you’ve spent hours and hours sifting through project ideas and inspiration and you finally settled down on a pattern that you want to knit, you then become paralyzed about what colors to choose for that design and so what are the things that we might be afraid of? 

So my goal for you is that you’re able to use colors and choose colours to express yourself and your identity so that you become even more uniquely you. 

By the end of this course, you will:

  • Recognize essential colour theory vocabulary, like hue, saturation, value, and temperature.
  • Learn what traditional colour combinations and colour harmonies are.
  • Expand and morph those colour combinations into different and unique palettes
  • Explore how to apply our colour combinations to knitting specifically, but these same considerations can be made for any other craft you are doing, whether it’s weaving or crochet or quilting.
  • Gain confidence to pick up any skein of yarn in any colour and have an idea of what you would combine with it and why.
  • Be inspired to look at a knitting pattern and envision what colours you would use for it and why.

Download the Knitting Hand-Dyed Colour workbook for colour theory exercises and links to all knitting pattern ideas and inspiration that we mentioned in the course.

For any questions, to share your colour adventures, come visit us in the SOS community forums! Plus, tag us on Instagram with #sosknitting and #schoolofsweetgeorgia!

We're celebrating Black Friday weekend at the School of SweetGeorgia with a special gift for all SOS members. From now until the end of November 29th, enjoy a $25 credit to put towards any pattern downloads from the SweetGeorgia online shop!⁠

Whether you’re interested in knit, crochet or weaving patterns to compliment the courses you’re working on at the School, we hope they bring you new projects ideas and further fibre arts learning enjoyment. The code for the discount can be found at the resources page — direct link in bio »⁠

Not yet an SOS member and interested in joining? Learn more about the different membership plans available and join us today — we hope to see you there!⁠

shown here: ⁠
Tabetha Hedrick's @tabismiles Subtle Glitter shawl⁠

#schoolofsweetgeorgia #soscommunity #blackfriday #knitting #knittingpattern #sosknitting

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The Craft Revival is Sunday, November 27 from 10 am to 4 pm. Makes by Momma Bakes will be located at the Red Lion Smokehouse. Come on out and check out her high quality winter hats. Featured here are variations on the Hudson Bay design.#makesbymommabakes #craftrevivaltbay #sosknitting

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My show schedule for the season has been finalized! Check out Makes by Mommabakes at the following venues:

🧶Sunday, October 30 (10 am to 4 pm)
Location – Thunder Bay
55 Plus Centre: 700 River St.
Craft Room 1

🧶Saturday, November 19 (11 am to 3 pm)
Location – Nipigon
TBA: Nipigon Legion OR Community Centre

🧶Sunday, November 27 (10 am to 4 pm)
Location – Thunder Bay Waterfront
Exact location TBA

🧶Saturday, December 3 (1 pm to 4pm)
Location – Red Rock Recreation Centre
#makesbymommabakes #mbymknitwear #sosknitting #craftshowsthunderbay #craftshows

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For SOS makers taking part in the the fun of Socktober, the Spinning Study Group, or for anyone new who joined us during our Spinning Summit, we have some new tutorials for you to discover at the SOS site. These spinning and knitting tips and techniques are great to bookmark and quickly reference while working through your fibre arts projects.⁠

For Socktober knitters, Tabetha's @tabismiles new Faux Circular Gauge Swatch tutorial will help you save both some yarn and time (plus help with making sure those new handknit socks fit) when knitting a gauge swatch for your next sock project. Find the video over at our SOS tutorials page!

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Fall is golden! Cozy cable hat. Pumpkins will be available next week at Twigs in Bloom in Nipigon. #makesbymommabakes #twigsinbloom #sosknitting #staywarm

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About Instructor

Felicia Lo

founder + creative director of SweetGeorgia // designer + dreamer // wife + mama // dyer, knitter, spinner, weaver // author + youtuber // been writing about colour and craft since 2004 // has far too many instagram accounts @lomeetsloom, @felicialowong, and @sweetgeorgia.

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Course Includes

  • 17 Lessons
  • Course Certificate
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