Mosaic Knitting 101: the Cross and Diamond Cowl
If you have not tried mosaic knitting this is your chance to learn a surprisingly fun technique! Mosaic patterns are created by slipping stitches from the row below without working them. You can achieve what appear to be complicated color patterns while using only one yarn at a time. Learn the basics of mosaic knitting, how to read and follow mosaic pattern charts, and how to work the crochet-chain provisional cast-on and an I-cord bind-off. We will practice the techniques used in the Cross and Diamond Cowl pattern so that you will be able to apply your new skills into knitting this striking cowl.
Level of Experience: All skill levels welcome. You should be familiar with picking up stitches along edges.
- DK weight yarn in 3 solid contrasting colors: 190 yards of each color.
- Size US 6 (4 mm) circular needles 24-32” long, or size to obtain gauge.
- Size US 7 (4.5 mm) circular needles 24-32” long.
- Tapestry needle, waste yarn, crochet hook for provisional cast-on, stitch markers.
- Cross and Diamond Cowl pattern (20% discount on pattern with paid registration)
Homework: Complete your swatch and bring to class.
Make a swatch in garter stitch for a gauge of 20 stitches and 32 rows per 4” on size US 6 (4 mm) needles, after blocking. Gauge is not critical for this project, however a different gauge can affect the size and overall yardage.
Cost: $30 for members and $55 for non-members which includes a 2018 guild membership.
How to Register: Sign up at the Guild meeting or send an email to Programs@SanDiegoKnitters.com. Be sure to include your name, the name of the workshop, your email address and a telephone number. Payment is requested at time of registration. Your registration is guaranteed upon confirmation of receipt of your payment.
Learn more about Irina’s visit to the Guild in Knitters News.