Saturday, October 27, 2012

Stitch Saturday

For a while now I've been doing a "Block of the Month" for Stitches magazine and I thought it would be nice to share some of them here.



Slip Stitch / Mosaic Knitting

This method of knitting allows you to have more than one colour in a row but work with each colour separately. This means that one colour at a time is used by working the stitches in that colour and slipping the other stitches purl wise. Each row is only completed once all the colours in that row have been worked. Using contrasting colours works best.

The patterns for this type of knitting are usually charted with the black squares representing your darker yarn and the white squares your lighter yarn. A column of squares, usually on the right hand side of the chart indicates the colour yarn to be used in each row.  The rows are numbered on both sides, odd numbers on the right and even numbers on the left. You will notice that each row is numbered twice, this is because each is worked twice, first from the right, following the stitch pattern on the chart and then from the left working the same stitches again.

You will need
Yarn of your choice – one light colour and one dark colour
Knitting needles to suit your yarn

Instructions
The pattern worked here repeats over 10 stitches and 24 rows.
Using your light colour; cast on a multiple of 10 stitches and work in stocking stitch. Work 2 rows then continue repeating the charted pattern as many times as is necessary until you have knit a square. Cast off with your light colour.

If you prefer, cast on 2 extra stitches which will be worked as edge stitches on each row in your light colour.


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Enjoy!

2 comments:

  1. Thank you very much for sharing this pattern!
    I live in the US and do not get the magazine, although I would love to!

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  2. If you go over to www.tucats.co.za you could subscribe and it will be sent to you.

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