Colorwork the Easy Way! Mosaic Knitting and Other Garter Slip-stitch Colorwork
With Harry Wells
Feb 6, 1:00pm-3:00pm CST
Slip-stitch patterns boast amazing colorwork without the hassle of stranding or working with multiple colors in a row! This introduction to Mosaic Knitting covers the versatile technique, its characteristics, and reading the charts.
Slip-stitch patterns work one color per row! Yes this amazing colorwork removes the hassle of stranding or working multiple colors in a row! Stunning results such as intricate mosaic designs, textural colorwork like houndstooth, and more are in your future.
Along with the basic mosaic knitting technique, learn to predict when combinations of variegated and solid color yarn will and won’t work well together. See how charts are written and read differently for mosaic knitting. Practical tips about navigating the technique and advice regarding the best uses for mosaic knitting are included.
Also covered are examples of adding slip stitch to basic garter and progressively adding one, two, and three colors to achieve stunning colorwork results with so little effort!
Special skills or knowledge needed to take this class:
Participants must be proficient at casting on (long-tail cast-on preferred), knitting, purling, and basic increases and decreases (k2tog, ssk, etc.) Familiarity with reading basic knitting charts is helpful.
__Straight needles, Size 6 or 7 (4 or 4.5mm)
__Two small balls (25 g each) of worsted-weight wool yarn in contrasting colors, for swatch practice in class
__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