Saturday 02/24/2018, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Stunning Colorwork the Easy Way: Mosaic Knitting with Harry Wells
Slip-stitch knits can boast amazing colorwork without the hassle of stranding or working with 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 technique, learn to predict when combinations of variegated and solid color yarn work together and when they will not, how charts are written and read differently for mosaics. Practical tips about navigating the technique and advice regarding the best uses for mosaic knitting are included. Once you learn the technique, and as time permits, you will begin a hat or a scarf (your choice) designed by the instructor, or use the reference books to chart your own mosaic pattern onto a scarf.
__Worsted weight wool yarn, 2 colors, highly contrasting (MC and CC). MC should be darker than CC. Two other small balls of worsted weight wool yarn, contrasting colors, for swatch practice in class.
__double point needles (7” or 8” is best) or 24” circular needles in size you normally use for worsted weight yarn you've chosen
__straight needles in same size
__waste yarn that is sport or fingering weight or DMC perle cotton
__Knit Chek or ruler
__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
Using the 24” circular needles and yarn listed in Supplies, cast on 96 sits with MC, join in the round and place beginning of rd marker, being careful not to twist stitches around cable. Work 1 x 1 rib for 1.5”, leaving work on needles to bring to class.