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


Skill Level
Easy

Class Hours
3

Categories
*Knitting Color, Creativity Special techniques Stitch patterns Tips & hints


Teacher
Harry Wells

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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.

Note: Participants must be able to cast on (long tail cast-on preferable) and work knit, purl, K2 tog, and SSK without assistance.


Supplies
__Worsted weight yarn, two colors, highly contrasting (MC and CC). MC should be
darker than CC.
__Two other small balls of worsted weight wool, contrasting colors, for swatch practice in class.
__Double point needles (7” or 8” is best) or 24” circular needle 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 Check or ruler and
__Knitting Basics: Sharp scissors, Notebook, Pen or pencil with eraser, Tapestry
needles (large and small), Tape measure, Small calculator, Needles and crochet
hooks of various sizes

Homework
Using the 24” circular needle and MC yarn listed in supplies, CO 96 sts with MC, join in the round and place beginning of round marker, being careful not to twist stitches around cable. Work 1x1 rib for 1.5”, leaving work on needles with yarn attached to bring to class.