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Mosaic Knitting – One color per row technique!

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The Beginner’s Guide to Mosaic Knitting by Melissa Leapman teaches a one color per row technique making mosaic knitting more approachable. If you’ve been a bit intimidated by mosaic knitting in the past, then this technique is a great way to give it a go!

The book reviewed in this post was provided by Leisure Arts. All opinions are my own.

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In her book, Melissa teaches how to create mosaic knitting using just one color per row by implementing the use of slipped stitches. There are 3 types of mosaic knitting patterns in the book. I made a swatch of each type, the one below is the all garter stitch type. I found this to be the quickest and easiest type.

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Next I gave an all stockinette stitch mosaic knitting pattern a try. I really like the clarity of the image when using this style. All the patterns include a chart showing the mosaic part of the knitting.

At the start of the book, Melissa teaches useful techniques such as how to read charts. You can make 3 swatches, all with the same image. One in garter stitch, one in stockinette stitch, and one in a combo.

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The last sample I made was in a combo of stockinette and garter stitch. You can see in the two marked rows that I made a few mistakes. However, this was entirely my fault. The pattern and chart were very clear, however I was a little sleep deprived and knitted when I should have purled. Rather then remaking the swatch, I thought I would leave it so I could point out to you the importance of being sure you don’t mix your knits and purls.

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You can find The Beginner’s Guide to Mosaic Knitting on Amazon HERE, and also on the Leisure Arts site HERE. You can also enter to win a copy below.

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