Instructor: Shaina Scott
Location: Classroom D
Class Fee: $40.00
Materials Fee: none
Class Size: min 3/max 15
Skill Level: Easy. Students should be comfortable with the following: cast on, knit, k2tog, make 1, purl, p2tog.
Mosaic knitting has been appearing all over the knitting world in recent years. This technique seems at first glance to be a kind of stranded colorwork, but it is actually a form of slipped-stitch knitting. This means that only one strand of yarn is used at a time to create beautiful patterns in your finished fabric.
Students in this class will learn this easy yet impressive colorwork technique while making a knitted hat. This class is perfect for beginners as well as for more advanced knitters who wish to increase their skills and who may have questions about mosaic knitting’s possibilities.
We will be making the Butterscotch Hat by Shaina Scott (YumiYarns) in the child size (18″/45 cm circ) as our practice piece. Students will have homework before class (making the ribbed brim of the hat) so that we can dive right into working slipped stitch patterns.
Homework to be completed before class:
Using Color A, cast on 81 sts. Place marker for beginning of round, and join to work in the round, being careful not to twist the sts. Work *k2, p1; repeating from * around for 4″ (10 cm), ending at the beginning-of-round marker. Break yarn. (Gauge is 16 sts and 24 rows / 4″ (10 cm) in 2 x 1 Rib, blocked.)
Participants should bring paper, a pen or pencil, scissors, a stitch marker, a yarn needle, 100 yards each of two contrasting colors of worsted weight yarn, a US Size 7 (4.5 mm) 16″ circular needle (or size needed to obtain gauge), US Size 7 (4.5 mm) DPNs (or size needed to obtain gauge), and homework.