At first glance, mosaic knitting looks like garden-variety stranded colorwork–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 us, and bring your imagination. Technique Requirements: Fluency in the basic techniques of knitting.
Yarns: Two balls of smooth (non-fuzzy), worsted-weight yarn (for example: Cascade 220, Universal Yarns Deluxe Worsted, or similar) in highly contrasting solid colorways. Needles: 1 circular needle (preferably 16–24 inches) 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. Two or more 8½ x 11 sheets of graph paper ruled in squares at 4 squares/inch. This paper is easily procured from shops or can be printed, free, at http://incompetech.com/graphpaper/square.html.