Colorwork the Easy Way! Mosaic Knitting and Other Garter Slip-stitch Colorwork
With Harry Wells
April 9, 4-6pm CDT
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.
Class sessions will be recorded and remain accessible online to registered students of the class for 7 days following the event.
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.
__Two balls (25 grams each) of worsted weight wool yarn in contrasting colors. One may be variegated if desired, with the contrasting color being totally different from any colors in the variegated yarn
__DPNs 4mm/US Size 6 (7” or 8” best) or 16 “ circular to practice technique in class
__Bring another ball of worsted weight yarn (10 grams)
__US Size 6/4mm needles to practice cast-ons
__Also US size 4 (Size 3 or size 5 can be substituted for size 4).
__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
Optional: A fingering weight yarn, a textured yarn/novelty yarn, a flat yarn, a yarn with metallic element.