Mrs. Tishell has knitted Martin a going away present, but he doesn’t really appreciate it.
I really enjoy patterns like this where no one makes the same shaped object as the original. Every cat that everyone made is different, not only from the original, but each other’s as well. I’d say the word ART right here, but…
Although this does suck if you’re making a garment. But if you’re making cats its great! Fill a room with ‘em!
made a chart
i’m gonna knit this just as soon as i finish the 3 billion things i said i’d make for people
i swear i’m not that much of a karen gillan fan i just like her sweater
how am i doing? tell me if there are problems with my chart? does it look like the sweater?
Started the Albers Cowl yesterday to take with me back and forth to the hospital. It looks like it will be a nice light weight spring summerish cowl too to hide the scar. Anyway I thought I could use scraps but need way more yarn that that. I was having too much anxiety with each section…would there be enough??? So biting the bullet and diving into new skeins. If I have leftovers I’ll just use them on the striped socks I’ve been dreaming of. Knitting club made garter squares for a blanket and this will get donated to that.
ballin’ yarn with the window open
Knitting Inspiration - New Year, New Skills Part 5 - Mosaic Knitting.
This appears to be a form of colorwork very similar to stranding, but with the use of slipped stitches. That makes sense to me to an extent, but my brain totally stalls out when confronted with those crazy traveling lines on a striped background. Nope, no clue. Seems like it’s probably a good time to do some research.
The technique of two-color slip-stitch knitting is really quite simple: If you can knit simple stripes and slip a stitch, you have all the skills you need. Mosaic knitting simply involves slipping the stitches in a row that should be the “other” color. If you are knitting the dark color, you slip the light; if you are knitting the light color, you slip the dark.
Aside from the allure of color patterning using just one yarn at a time, slip-stitching has other advantages over other multicolor techniques: Mosaic knitting works well either flat or in the round which gives it more flexibility than intarsia or Fair Isle techniques. It also doesn’t leave as many floats as Fair Isle knitting, so the fabric is not as heavy and not as much yarn is used.
There are a few limitations to the technique. Because stitches are slipped, there’s a limit to how many stitches of the “wrong” color you can work consecutively — two or three, depending on who you talk to. This tends to give the patterns created a geometric look, which may have reminded Barbara Walker of tile mosaics. Also, the slipped stitches make the fabric a little less than smooth, but blocking will usually take care of this. For this reason, yarns with a little more “give” tend to work better, though the toddler sweater above is knit in pure cotton. If you knit very tightly, you may want to go up a needle size so that your stitches can be slipped two rows without puckering.
Thanks, Knitty! That…er….still doesn’t help me understand those crazy traveling lines, but I did learn some useful things (it can be worked flat! I totally don’t understand how!)
The internet is surprisingly lacking in information about cables incorporated into mosaic knitting, so I suppose this is one of those “just follow the pattern and it will work out” situations.
Sources are, as always, in the captions. For those of you who employ some sort of wizardry to view this on a mobile device, they are also below.