At first glance, mosaic knitting looks like garden variety stranded color work—but it's not. Mosaic patterns are really two-row stripes, joggled here and there with slipped stitches. The result? Beautiful designs and intriguing fabrics in stockinette, garter stitch, and hybrids thereof. And amazingly, you'll never knit with more than one color in a row. Want to find out how it works, and how to design your own mosaic color patterns? Join in, and bring your imagination. Technique Requirements: Fluency in the basic techniques of knitting.
Yarns: Two balls of smooth (non-fuzzy), worsted-weight yarn in different solid colorways. You should be able to easily tell which color is which. Partial balls are fine. Needles: 1 circular needle (preferably 16-24 inches) or 1 pair straight needles in a size appropriate to give a comfortable, firm gauge (such as would be appropriate for a warm scarf or hat) in the yarns selected. Notions: Notebook, pencils (not pens) and erasers for sketching and charting. One 8.5 x 11 or A1 sheet of graph paper ruled in squares at 4 squares/inch. Graph paper is easily procured from shops or can be printed, free from many online sources.