Loveland, CO

Colorwork the Easy Way: Mosaic Knitting and Garter Slip Stitch
Instructor: Harry Wells
Sunday, May 3, 2020
9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Hands on Workshop
Embassy Suites Loveland
Pre-Registration Closed
Pricing Information
Price: $125.00
Slip-stitch patterns 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 mosaic knitting technique, learn to predict when combinations of variegated and solid color yarn work together and when they will not, and 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. Once you learn the technique, and as time permits, you will begin a hat or a scarf (your choice) designed by the instructor. 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!

  • Student Maximum: 26
  • Skill Level and Technique: Knitting, Beginner
  • Prerequisite: 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.
  • Homework: Using 16” circular needle or double-pointed needles and MC yarn, CO 96 sts. Place marker and join in the round, being careful not to twist. Work 1x1 rib for 1.5”, leaving work on needles with yarn attached to bring to class.
  • Supply List: Two colors of highly contrasting worsted-weight yarn, MC and CC; MC should be darker than CC. Two other small balls of worsted-weight wool in contrasting colors for swatch practice in class. Size 7 (4.5 mm) (or whatever size you normally use for worsted weight) double-pointed needles (7” or 8” is best) or 16” circular needle and straight needles; stitch markers; fingering/sport-weight waste yarn or DMC perle cotton; Knit Check or ruler.
  • Kit: $5.00 kit fee payable to instructor. Kit includes printed materials and color hat pattern.
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