Technical Tuesday: Mosaic Knitting

Mosaic Knitting, or Slip Stitch Knitting is a way to knit with two colours but not carry a float. Usually when you are working a Fair Isle pattern, you carry the float behind the colour you are currently working with. This effectively gives you two layers of wool and a very warm garment. While this is great for those cold winters, what about pieces you want to wear in the fall, spring, or early summer? You definitely don’t want to be wearing an extra thick garment then! Enter Mosaic Knitting.

As is the case with a lot of techniques, it is easier than it looks! I also found this post about Mosaic Knitting and found it really helpful! Barbra Gregory wrote this article for Twist Collective and there are many great examples along with very excellent writing.

There are so many shapes and patterns you can make by simply slipping stitches, it is truly unbelievable. I really can’t wait to give it a try; I’ve never done this technique before, but I can tell, it’s going to be good!