Ikat Dyeing

A new style of dyeing pioneered by artist Laura Bryant, Ikat dyeing contrasts two subtley related colors with cream. Laura's precision dyeing allows unique patterns to be knitted by simply employing a Magic Number (the number of stitches required to use up exactly one round of colors), attention to color stacking, and color repositioning.

Rooted in the traditions of weaving, Ikat dyeing for knitting takes advantage of the subtle shifts of color as yarn, which is plastic, is knitted by humans, who are not machines! Just as Ikat-dyed warps shift as threads are wound onto the beam, we knitters have slight changes in tension that cause the colors to shift.

Ikat dyeing can be done on any of Prism's yarns except Stuff and Kid Slique. Our gallery offers a selection of all eleven current colors, shown in a variety of yarns. Some of them are in original dye skeins and some have been re-wound, so the appearance may differ, but all eleven colors in any yarn can be manipulated for stunning results.

Ikat Colors