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Colorwork I: Mosaic, Intarsia, and Jogless Stripes with Alex Capshaw-Taylor

  • Untangled Purls 2561 Cowan Boulevard Fredericksburg, VA, 22401 United States (map)

To register please call Untangled Purls at 540.479.8382.

Colorwork I introduces knitters to the vibrant world of mosaic and intarsia colorwork techniques. Mosaic knitting is an easy way to add a graphic design to any fabric. Unlike other colorwork techniques, where at least two strands of yarn are used on each row, mosaic knitting uses only a single strand. It may sound like magic, but you'll be amazed at the ease in which you will master mosaic knitting. Intarsia knitting creates a fabric in which one color design is inlaid within another, like a puzzle piece. While multiple strands of yarn are used per row, they are not carried behind the work, but instead, only used from one side of the intarsia motif to the other. This technique creates a visible inlaid design on both the right and wrong side of the fabric. In this 3 hour class students will learn about the different types of mosaic and intarsia knitting and practice the various techniques, including using mosaic charts to complete a headband and knitting an inlaid intarsia design to complete an afghan square. Students will also learn how to work jogless stripes. 

Date Sunday February 26, 2017 from 2-5pm (3 hour class)        

Class Fee $50

Skills Required The ability to knit and purl.

Skills Learned Mosaic knitting, intarsia knitting, jogless stripes, how to read colorwork charts

Materials Please have the following materials and yarn balled before class begins:

  • 2 high contrast colors of worsted weight yarn (don’t choose anything inky/very dark) about 100 yards of each
  • one US 7 (4.5mm) 16” or 24” circular knitting needle

Homework None