K08 Mastering Mosaics with Edie Eckman

Thursday, April 30 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Turf Valley – Poplar A

Dramatic colorwork using only one color at a time, easy enough for beginners but intriguing to experienced knitters—what could be more appealing? Mosaic knitting does just that and more. It’s forgiving of uneven tension, doesn’t require exact stitch counts, and allows you to go on autopilot every other row. You can switch up stitch patterns without affecting the gauge. The downside? Understanding this fascinating technique can be somewhat confusing at first glance. Banish that bewilderment as you learn to read mosaic charts, play with garter stitch and stockinette stitch variations, and maybe even get started designing your own mosaic patterns. Skill level: Advanced beginner, intermediate, and expert. Maximum number of students: 15. Student should bring: Two balls of smooth worsted-weight yarn: one in a light color and one in a contrasting dark color (no black), appropriate-sized needles. Homework: None.

Class Code: K08 Class Fee: $55. Materials Fee: $1.

Edie Eckman is a designer, author and teacher who loves both knitting and crochet. Her comfortable and encouraging teaching style empowers students to gain the skills they need to confidently and enthusiastically take on any crochet or knitting challenge. She is the author of a number of best-selling crochet and knitting titles including The Crochet Answer Book, Around the Corner Crochet Borders and How to Knit Socks: Three Methods Made Easy. As a teacher and technical editor, she is on a mission to ensure that patterns are as clear as possible to the greatest number of knitters and crocheters as possible. Edie serves as a Master Teacher for the Craft Yarn Council’s Certified Instructors Program, helping train others to become knitting and crochet teachers. You can find her online at EdieEckman.com.

2020 Catalog Cover Artist

Presenting our 2020 catalog cover, featuring an original woodcut done just for us by Bobby Rosenstock of JustAJar Design Press.

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