Fat Knitting Superhero, disguised as Mild Mannered Yarn Shop Employee.

Mosaic


I have a delicious new sock pattern in the works.  It involves mosaic knitting, one of the most interesting forms of colorwork.  It’s deceptively easy.  Only one strand of yarn is used per row and the patterning is done by slipping stitches.  I used to be a colorwork snob and assumed that mosaic knitting was just a wimpy way of doing stranded colorwork, but I was wrong.  There are things you can do with mosaic knitting that are impossible with stranded colorwork and the resulting fabric can be just as exciting!

If you want to learn more about mosaic knitting, I highly recommend Barbara Walker’s book on the subject.  Do a few swatches!  You’ll definitely want to do more!

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