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Western North Carolina Fibers/Handweavers Guild

Mastering Mosaic Knitting

  • 22 Jun 2024
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Where: Interpretive Center, Historic Johnson Farm
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Mastering Mosaic Knitting

1 day workshop with Charles Gandy

 Mosaic knitting is an easy and fascinating way to do two-color work without stranding. In this fun filled workshop we will learn how to read mosaic charts and make them come to life. We will discuss when to slip and when to knit or purl. If you like simple work that looks complicated but is so much fun to work, than this is the class for you.

Please bring the following:

  • At least 50 yards neutral WORSTED weight yarn.  (white!?)
  • At least 50 yards of a HIGHLY contrasting color yarn   (black!?)
  • Appropriate Needles :  Size 6, 7, or 8  
  • Tapestry needle
  • Scissors
  • Tape measure
  • Row counter
  • Stitch markers
  • Notebook
We will use the suggested supplies to make small swatches and study the technique.  IF folks would like to begin the scarf they should bring two skeins of highly contrasting colors. Charles used a nice Alpaca blend to make the sample in the photo.


CHARLES D. GANDY, a TKGA Master Knitter, learned to knit at the age of four from his mother, a designer and shop owner. He is a popular teacher at workshops and conferences worldwide.

A two-time winner in Knitter's Magazine "Think Outside the Sox" contest, three of his designs are featured in the book of the same name. His book, The Embellished Sock: Knitted Art for the Foot" features eighteen creative patterns and numerous techniques and is available in yarn shops worldwide, and in our guild library.

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