We got a new shipment of the craziest colors of Classic Shades, and we couldn’t resist the mosiac knitting opportunity that presented itself. “Mosaic” knitting is a kind of stranded colorwork that uses a plain or base-color yarn and a color-changing yarn, so that you get a multi-colored motif without having to change yarns. It’s like magic!
I wanted there to be big blocks of the moving color, so I picked out an argyle pattern that would allow for nice substantial diamonds. To go with that, and to fit into the star decreases in the crown, I tossed in some extra diamonds. Sue also loves the look of “corrugated ribbing,” or ribbing done in two colors, so there’s a bit of that in there for you. This is a great way to learn stranded colorwork, because the chart is simple and the yarn does all the heavy lifting. And if you get stuck, you can always come in for help.
The pattern is available in person at the store (free with yarn purchase!), or on Ravelry for $3. If you knit it, don’t forget to add it to the pattern page on Rav, and wear it in to show us!