I’m Crazy for Mosaics!

Some of you already know that I’ve gone over to the “Dark Side” (I’ve learned to knit)! To many crocheters, the “dark side” means knitting and to many knitters, the “dark side” means crocheting! You may call me “crazy” (and I may be), but I’m really enjoying knitting, especially mosaic knitting!

 

In the past 6 months or so, I’ve had 3 mosaic knitting patterns published and I just self-published my first knitting pattern yesterday. My first published knitting design was the Mosaic Blanket in the Winter 2014/2015 issue of Vogue Magazine. That was a lot of fun to design and knit! Here’s a photo of that blanket, in case you missed it in my previous blog post last January:

 

Mosaic Blanket (knit) from Vogue Knitting magazine Winter 2014/2015 issue

Mosaic Blanket (knit) from Vogue Knitting magazine Winter 2014/2015 issue

 

If you’d like to read that blog post, you can find it here.

 

My next 2 published knitting designs are the Graphic Mosaic Cowl and the Mosaic Diamonds Throw.  They were both published in the book, “50 Garter Stitch Gifts to Knit: The Ultimate Easy-To-Knit Collection Featuring Universal Yarn Deluxe Worsted”. You can see and purchase that book on Amazon here. I really like a lot of the designs in this book! Here are photos of my 2 mosaic knitting designs from the book:

 

Graphic Mosaic Cowl

Graphic Mosaic Cowl

 

Mosaic Diamonds Throw

Mosaic Diamonds Throw

 

I have just self-published my first knitting design, too! It’s my Knit Mosaic Scarf that I designed last year using the yarn I hand-dyed with Easter Egg dyes! That was a lot of fun!!! If you’re interested in hand-dyeing yarn and want to know how I did it, I blogged about that dyeing experience earlier this year. You can read that blog post here. There’s a link to the 12 page pdf tutorial that I made in that blog post, too.

 

Here’s my new Knit Mosaic Scarf design:

 

Knit Mosaic Scarf

Knit Mosaic Scarf

 

What do you think? I like it because it’s geometrical (I love geometric designs), there are no increases or decreases, and it doesn’t take forever to finish (I’m currently working on a project that is taking FOREVER to get done with over 800 stitches on my knitting needles!).

 

I used Patons Classic Wool Worsted yarn and size 7 (4.5mm) needles to knit this scarf. I used a full ball of Black and 1/2 ball of Winter White yarn, which I hand-dyed. I didn’t want the hand-dyed yarn colors to pool in my knitted project, so I decided that mosaic knitting would be best for it. I’m very happy with the results!

 

If you’ve never given mosaic knitting a try, what are you waiting for? It’s so much fun! You knit with only one color across each row in mosaic knitting. To get the vertical lines, you slip the appropriate stitches of the other color instead of knitting them. What could be easier?

 

If you’re interested in purchasing this pattern, it’s currently available for sale in my Ravelry, Craftsy and Etsy stores. Since I don’t yet have a tab for “Knitting Patterns” on my website, it’s not available here quite yet!

 

I hope you’ll give mosaic knitting a try soon.

 

Happy knitting (and crocheting),

Susan

 

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