Why Mosaic Knitting Patterns Are Sweeping The Knitting Scene

A new (old) trend is sweeping the knitting world. Every time I put out a poll on Instagram, one colorwork technique ALWAYS wins. So I made Truly Madly, a cowl to knit with this revived technique, and I have 2 questions for you: Girl, have you tried a mosaic knitting pattern yet? Why not?!

Here are just a few reasons why you should try it out today!

mosaic knitting pattern

A Mosaic Knitting Pattern is the EASIEST Way to Knit Colorwork

A mosaic knitting pattern is the best way to knit colorwork because you only have to manage one strand of yarn at a time. You can create intricate patterns or simple motifs all with a knit and a slip stitch.

Yeah. It’s really that simple.

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Every Other Row is a No-Brainer

Each color is knit for two rows/rounds. The first round establishes the mosaic knitting pattern—where to knit and where to slip to advance the motif. The next round, you’re just reading your knitting and knitting exactly what you knit the row before.

Cowl to knit

Mosaic Patterns Can Be Charted and Written

If you’re not a fan of charts, no problem. Truly Madly has written as well as charted instructions.

If you like a chart, great! You’re covered. Though mosaic charts are a little different. You’ll knit each row/round twice, as I mentioned above.

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Why Truly Madly is the Cowl to Knit

Truly Madly is special cowl to knit. It’s a simple (but gorgeous) mosaic knitting pattern easy enough for beginners and engaging enough for the seasoned mosaic knitter. As a knit-in-the-round, (optionally) mobius cowl, all the floats are hidden inside–and the floats are never more than one stitch long so tension won’t be an issue!

And finally, this cowl to knit has 3 different cast on/bind off options—so there’s something for every comfort level.

mosaic knitting pattern

The Details for this Mosaic Knitting Pattern

Finished Measurements

Circumference: 25 (27)”/64 (69) cm

Height: 6.5”/17 cm

Yarn

MC – 190 (210) yds/175 (190) m

CC – 165 (180) yds/150 (165) m

Suggested Yarn:

Madeline Tosh Tosh DK (100% Superwash Merino) 225 yds/205 m, 4 oz/115 g – 1 skein in Onyx (MC) & 1 skein in Peppercorn (CC)

Gauge

25 sts & 39 rounds = 4”/10 cm in mosaic stockinette, after blocking

1 motif = 1.5”/4 cm wide & 2”/5 cm high

Needles & Notions

US 7/4.50 mm – 16”/40 cm or preferred method of small circumference knitting (or needles needed to obtain gauge!)

Stitch marker, tapestry needle

Optional: 3rd needle, crochet hook, waste yarn

Concentration Level

Medium-High — you just have to pay a bit of attention to what you’re stitching where to make sure motif stays aligned! So leave this one behind for your son’s football game but absolutely pick it up for The Great British Bake Off!

Techniques to Indulge In

Provisional cast on (optional)

Knitting in the round

Slipping stitches

Mosaic knitting

Two-color knitting

Kitchener stitch (optional)

Three-needle bind off (optional)

Cowl to knit

The Best New Old Technique

Mosaic knitting isn’t new—Barbara Walker invented it in the 1960’s—but it’s experiencing a revival. As it should! You will love the ability to create stunning mosaic knitting patterns with just a single strand. So grab your needles and a copy of Truly Madly today!

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