KN08 Colorwork the Easy Way: Mosaic Knitting with Harry Wells
Thursday, May 3, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Dining Hall
With Mosaic knitting, you knit with only one color per row to achieve intricate looking patterns without stranding or intarsia wrapping. You simply knit and slip stitches, but the result is stunning. This workshop will teach you how to do several textural variations of Mosaic knitting, how color and values work together (or don’t), how charts are written and read differently for Mosaic knitting, and practical tips about the best applications for the technique in garments and accessories. After you’ve practiced the technique on a swatch, you will begin a Mosaic hat designed by Harry. Proficiency Level: Beginner; must be able to knit, purl, cast on, and cast off. Bring to Class: Worsted-weight yarn in two highly contrasting colors, Main Color (MC) and contrasting color (CC). MC should be darker than the contrast color (CC). US size 6 straight needles for swatching in class, 16″ US size 6 needle, and completed homework. Homework: With MC (darker of two colors) and using the 16″ US size 6 circular needle, cast on 96 sts, join in the round, and place a marker at the beginning of the round. Work in 1×1 rib for 2″. Leave on the needle and with yarn still attached.
Class Fee: $50. Materials Fee: $5.
Harry Wells is passionate about teaching and knitting. In 2010, he retired from being a university professor to pursue knitting full time. His extensive experience in classroom presentation and course preparation makes for an organized and engaging learning experience. He manages the Northcoast Knittery, a destination yarn shop in Eureka, California, and enjoys designing, including publishing patterns in magazines and on Ravelry. His design aesthetic emphasizes texture and linear flow. He designs mainly with men in mind, but his accessories almost always end up being unisex in appeal.