Mary Beth Temple

Mosaic Knitting: An Overview

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Mosaic Knitting is a fun slipped stitch technique that can be used in any project, from baby hats and blankets to sweaters and socks. In this video, Mary Beth Temple gives a brief overview of this technique to get you started on your mosaic knitting journey.

This technique was first created by Barbara Walker in the 1970s. The stitch patterns are created by using two colors of yarn, switching yarn every two rows. Because the mosaic stitch patterns have slipped stitches, only one color is needed at a time.

Mary Beth mentions some of the key features of mosaic knitting. The floats (or strands) that are created from slipping stitches will always go to the back (or Wrong Side) of the work. The stitch patterns can also be worked in garter stitch or in Stockinette stitch. The video ends with Mary Beth talking briefly about charts and how they can easily be created to make your own unique mosaic knitting pattern.

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