Mosaic Clinic

$90.00
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If you want to dive into the world of colorwork but don’t know where to start, then mosaic knitting is for you! In this class, you will learn how something as simple as slipping stitches can create beautiful designs. We’ll discuss reading a mosaic chart, fixing mistakes, reading your knitting, and a little color theory. Choose from four patterns ranging from adventurous beginner to advanced, and let’s play with color!

Three 2-hour sessions 

For each pattern, be sure to choose colors with high contrast. This will make learning the skill much easier! If you are unsure if your colors have enough contrast, take a photo of them together in black and white; if there is enough contrast, one will appear much darker. You can also stop by the shop, and someone will be able to help you out.

 

Pick your pattern based on your skill level:

 

Option one: Shiftalong Hat

Skills needed:

  • Knitting and purling in the round
  • Decreasing
  • Slipping stitches

Materials:

  • Sport weight yarn:
    • Main Color: Approx. 35 (40, 50) g/140 (160, 200) yd/128 (146, 182) m
    • Contrast Color: Approx. 25 (30, 40) g/100 (120, 160) yd/92 (110, 146) m
  • We recommend Spincycle Dyed in the Wool, De Rerum Natura Ulysse, or Quince & Co Chickadee (or a combination of two; have fun with it!)
  • US#2 circular for the brim 
  • US#4 circular for the body
  • Students can either use  40” circumference needles with the magic loop technique, or 16” circumference for standard knitting in the round. If using 16” needles, you will also need US 4 DPNs. 
  • Stitch markers
  • A copy of the Shiftalong pattern by Andrea Mowry

Preparation:

Finish ribbing and be ready to add your Contrast Color.

 

Option two: Ephemeris Shawl

Skills needed:

  • Knitting and purling flat
  • Increasing and decreasing
  • Slipping stitches
  • Carrying your yarn

Materials:

  • Fingering weight yarn:
    • Main Color: Approx. 437 yds/400 m
    • Contrast Color: Approx. 437 yds/400 m
    • We recommend Periwinkle Sheep Watercolors, Hazelknits Artisan Sock, Spincycle Dyed in the Wool or Julie Asselin Leizu (or a combination of two; have fun with it!)
  • US#5 32” circular needles
  • A copy of the Ephemeris pattern by Debra Gerhard

Preparation:

Finish the set up with Yarn A and be ready to add Yarn B.

 

Option three: Zinnie Top

Skills needed:

  • Knitting and purling flat and in the round
  • Twisted ribbing
  • Decreasing
  • Slipping stitches
  • Picking up stitches
  • Three-needle bind off

Materials:

  • DK weight yarn:
    • Color 1: 300 (335 / 375 / 410 / 455), 500 (550 / 605 / 660 / 730) yards, 275 (305 / 340 / 375 / 415), 455 (500 / 550 / 600 / 665) meters
    • Color 2: 125 (140 / 150 / 165 / 180), 200 (215 / 230 / 370 / 275) yards, 115 (125 / 135 / 150 / 165), 180 (195 / 210 / 230 / 250) meters
    • Color 3: 200 (215 / 230 / 250 / 270), 295 (320 / 335 / 330 / 405) yards, 180 (195 / 210 / 230 / 245), 270 (290 / 305 / 340 / 370) meters
  • We recommend Manos Del Uruguay Sami & Marla, Di Gilpin Lalland DK, or Berroco Pima 100 (or any yarn you can get gauge with!)
  • US#4 circular for the ribbing
  • US#6 circular for the body
  • Choose a cord length closest to the circumference of the size you are making, or long enough to do magic loop. You are welcome to use DPNs when necessary if you prefer.
  • Stitch markers
  • Waste yarn
  • A copy of the Zinnie pattern by Audrey Borrego

Preparation:

Gauge swatch (!!) in the round, and finish the ribbing, ready to start the colorwork.

 

Option four: Pressed Flowers Pullover

Skills needed:

  • Knitting and purling flat and in the round
  • Increasing and decreasing
  • Slipping stitches
  • Picking up stitches
  • Short rows

Materials:

  • DK weight yarn:
    • Main Color: 725 (825, 925, 1025, 1125, 1250, 1350) yards
    • Contrast Color: 425 (525, 625, 725, 825, 950, 1050) yards
  • We recommend Kelbourne Woolens Scout, Tukuwool, Spincycle Dream State, or Manos Del Uruguay Sami & Marla
  • Choosing your colors: I recommend choosing at least one color to be solid or semi-solid. This could either be your Main Color or Contrast Color! However, if both your colors are variegated, things will get muddy and it will be harder to read your knitting.
  • US 5 for neck band 16” and 32” circular for collar and hem and DPNs for sleeve cuff, or cord long enough for Magic Loop
  • US 7 for pattern 16” and 32” circular and DPNs, or cord long enough for Magic Loop
  • Stitch markers
  • Waste yarn
  • A copy of the Pressed Flowers Pullover pattern by Amy Christoffers

Preparation:

Gauge swatch (!!) in the round, and finish the neckband, ready to add your Contrast Color and work your short rows.

 

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