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Saturday 02/24/2018, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Harry Wells

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Stunning Colorwork the Easy Way: Slip Stitch 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.

Three balls of worsted weight yarn of same or very similar fiber blend (wool or wool blend is easiest with which to learn) in different colors--one can be variegated, 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, stitch markers, waste yarn that is sport or fingering weight or DMC perle cotton, Knit Chek or ruler.

Sharp scissors, notebook, pen or pencil with an eraser, stitch markers, blunt tapestry needles (large and small), flexible tape measure, small calculator, and needles & crochet hooks of various sizes.