A Montage Of Mosaic- How a Simple Slip Stitch Can Create So Many Different Looks


Explore this versatile and beautiful knitting technique.

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Date: October 8, 2022 (1/2 day)

1 pm – 4 pm CST

Skill Level: Know how to cast on, bind off, knit, purl, and join in a circle; age 12 & up

Class Registration Fee:  Early Bird – by 5:00 pm September 19, 2022: $40.00

After 5:00 pm September 19, 2022: $45.00

What do you think of when you think of Mosaic Knitting?  Do you think of something geometric or ‘Greek’ looking?  Checkerboard? Windowpane? Waffle-like or Woven? Something abstract or ‘Op Art’?  No matter which of the above you think of, they’re all part of Mosaic Knitting!  In this class we will explore:

    • how mosaic patterns work
    • how mosaic patterns differ from other slip stitch patterns
    • advantages of using a Mosaic pattern
    • disadvantages of using a Mosaic pattern
    • how to make a sampler using one or more Mosaic patterns

Students need to bring the following supplies:

  • 2 or more different colors of basic worsted weight yarn (no novelty yarn)
  • needles in a size appropriate for your yarn
  • Paper for taking notes
  • Pen or Pencil
  • Stitch markers appropriate for your needles
  • Usual knitting supplies

Materials fee: (To be collected directly from students by instructor in class): n/a

Mary Jo Harris lives in the knitting mecca of Madison, WI.  She has been a teacher all of her adult life and has formally taught knitting for the last 10 years at various Sheep and Wool Festivals, Fiber Festivals, Knit-In’s, Madison College, and the Wisconsin Craft Market. For the past 7 years, she has included Chair Caning classes in her teaching repertoire and has taught local classes in addition to classes at the WI Sheep and Wool Festival, Iowa Sheep and Wool Festival, Shepherd’s Harvest (in Minnesota), Missouri Fiber Retreat, and Michigan Fiber Festival.

Under her designer name of Jo Harris, Mary Jo designs knitting patterns and has written a book entitled ‘Double Knitting – Inside Out’ which is available through Amazon or Ravelry.  An active member of the Madison (WI) Knitters’ Guild and a former employee of the Wisconsin Craft Market, Mary Jo has an almost constant opportunity to discuss anything and everything knitting-related.  She’s willing to ‘talk chair caning’ whenever and wherever she can too!