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Slip-Stitch Colorwork: Mosaic & Beyond

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Knit beautiful colorwork and texture-rich patterns with simple slip-stitch techniques. Conquer mosaic stitch, tuck stitch and much more.

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What You Get

  • 7 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials, including multiple stitch patterns and the pattern for the Jazzy Waves sampler tote bag
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Faina Goberstein
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

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  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.

Class Overview

Unlock a world of creative mosaic knitting possibilities and much more with a single method! Join popular designer and instructor Faina Goberstein and learn how to use slip-stitch knitting patterns to create dynamic colorwork and textural treats. First, Faina will guide you through charts and patterns, familiarizing you with the symbols and instructions. Then, you'll work easy, double-sided ribbing and a playful checker pattern, before moving on to gorgeous stitches that weave their way through your fabric. Once you've got those down, Faina will introduce you to coveted mosaic knitting and teach you how to create the lace-like tuck stitch. Plus, you'll find out how to knit gorgeous faux cables, breathtaking honeycomb stitch and combine slip-stitches with other stitches to create your own unique patterns.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Getting Started With Slipped Stitches
Meet designer and passionate knitter Faina Goberstein and start learning about slip stitches' gorgeous textures and color patterning. Faina shows the best way to slip stitches, shares tips for a tidy selvage edge and demonstrates a clever way to make and measure a gauge swatch.
2. Understanding Patterns
3. Traditional Patterns
4. Woven Patterns
5. Mosaic Patterns
6. Tuck-Stitch Patterns
7. Fancy Patterns

Recommended with this class

  • Worsted-weight yarn and appropriately sized needles for practicing

Taught by

Faina Goberstein
Faina Goberstein
At the heart of Faina Goberstein's love for knitting is a love of learning and teaching. A retired college math professor, she's no stranger to explaining new concepts as clearly as possible. Now, she takes great pleasure in teaching budding knitters new ways to create interesting, textured fabrics they can be proud of, whether at local yarn shop sessions or international events. Faina has designed more than 100 published patterns, is the co-author of the knitter-favorite book The Art of Seamless Knitting and is the author of The Art of Slip-Stitch Knitting (September 2015).

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