For those of you that have been following my blog for a while, you’ll probably have noticed that I get bored if I’m doing the same thing over and over….If you’re new to reading what I’m up to, hello, welcome to the mad-house! 🙂
After my foray into fillet crochet, with my “Rough Diamonds” shawl last year…
…and my fun playing around with crochet mandalas, and colour wheels
…then my progress in learning to dye my own yarn (still a hobby ongoing, I must remember to blog some more about that soon!)
…followed by my more recent attempts at Brioche Knitting…
…and my renewed interest in sketching. (I’m still sketching weekly, anyone still interested?)..
…you would be forgiven for thinking…hasn’t she been trying out enough stuff??
Well the answer my friends is….absolutely not, there will always be something to explore….(although I’m still not a “completer finisher”!) the next thing on my list of things to play around with is “mosaic knitting”….
I started thinking about this kind of knitting when I was looking for a new brioche project. I found some really lovely shawls, one of which (this “Emiliana” by Lisa Hannes) had some mosaic knitting. It looked really effective and I knew I had to give it a go!
Isn’t it a beauty??
So what is mosaic knitting?
Mosaic knitting is a kind of colour-work, but unlike some forms of colour-work, it is simple, in that you only have to “work” one colour at a time. Usually patterns are made using two contrasting colours and the pattern is made using slipped stitches. Sounds simple right?
Like fillet crochet, mosaic knitting patterns are charted, showing you which colours to work and which colours to slip to make the desired patterns.
I’ll share all the fun I’ve been having playing around with this new form of colour-work in another post.
For now I was too excited not to share some “yarn-porn” mosaic knitting patterns that I’ve found! 🙂
Socks anyone? “Pucker” by General Hogbuffer looks great!
I quite like the idea of “trimming” a sweater with a band, like this Llevant by Isabell Kraemer
This cowl “cheating and checkers”by Susan Ashcroft looks cozy and pretty….
And Lisa Hannes has soo many beautiful shawl designs that I can’t choose which I love most…..although this “Doo Wop” shawl is pretty funky!
That’s enough yarn-porn for now I think!! my Ravelry library has seriously grown when writing this post!!
Oh oh…one more…well you can never have enough “shawls you’ll probably never wear” in your Ravelry queue can you…? Look at this beautiful “Lighthouse Ray” pattern by Amelia Putri….
Has anyone tried any of these patterns? Or maybe you have other drool-worthy patterns you’d like to share with me? Please put them in the comments if you do!!
I’ll be sure to come back to post my adventures with mosaic knitting very soon!!!! 🙂 🙂
That’s all for now!
Yep! Added Mosaic knitting into my “Need to try” list. Thank you very much! 😉
I know right?! 😂😂😂❤❤
I haven’t tried any of those… but Pucker is in my queue for when I (eventually) run out of socks OTN…
I can see why. so beautiful! 😊
Love the socks! Will try them for next winter. It might take me the better part of the year to get them done as I am an awfully slow knitter … 🙂
aren’t they lovely! 😊 they will surely be worth it once you’ve finished!!!
Ooh mosaic knitting looks intriguing. Those socks are especially eye catching!
looks fun doesn’t it! I love all these patterns! can’t possibly decide which to do first!! 😂
Sounds really neat and looks beautiful- can’t wait to hear how it goes for you
thanks. will post about that soon!😊
Mosaic knitting is new to me. I only done traditional mosaics with my art students. Is this something I could do with smaller items like towels? I am super slow as a beginner so I picking small projects to learn grow and see the end products.
yes! it certainly is! or dishcloths or something like that would look good too I think! 😊 I know what you mean about smaller projects. it’s so much more satisfying to get the the end of things! do let me know if you give it a go!
Mosaic crochet is on my list too! And we both know there’s no such thing as too many hobbies 😉
haha! you’re right about not being able to have too many hobbies!!!