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Mastering Mosaics & Mosaic Knitting Basics

Thanks for taking Mastering Mosaics (or Mosaic Knitting Basics, the 90-minute version). I hope you now feel confident enough to take on any mosaic knitting project, and excited to explore the possibilities.

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Many of the class samples you saw were knit using Brown Sheep Lamb’s Pride.

Creativebug Mosaic Knitting How to Knit Placemats

In my Mosaic Knitting class on Creativebug, I work with you step-by-step through the process of knitting mosaic placemats. You’ll recognize some of the charts I use in the class! The placemats are knit in Cascade Ultra Pima.

Mount Greco Hat and Mitts mosaic knitting pattern

The Mount Greco Hat and Fingerless Mitts are the samples I showed in class. You can buy the pattern on Ravelry.


Barbara G. Walker “unvented” the slip-stitch technique she coined “mosaic knitting”.

Her book Mosaic Knitting is chock-full of mosaic patterns.

Three of her other Treasuries of Knitting Patterns have chapters with mosaic patterns. The Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns contains text instructions only, while the Third Treasury of Knitting Patterns and A Fourth Treasury of Knitting Patterns contain charts only.

Color Knitting the Easy Way by Melissa Leapman

Melissa Leapman’s Color Knitting the Easy Way has a a few mosaic patterns.

Mosaic & Lace Knits by Barbara Benson

Barbara Benson takes mosaic a step or three further with the designs in Mosaic & Lace Knits.

The yarn I used for the placemats was Cascade Ultra Pima, and the Trees swatch was worked in Plymouth Cleo.

Stitches Midwest 2016: The Tribal Jacket designed by Katharine Hunt is in Knitter’s Fall 2013. You can see it on Ravelry.