The slip stitch is essential to the knitting technique known as mosaic knitting. Knitting a mosaic pattern consists mostly of knitting two-row stripes using a variety of colors in a striped pattern. You can be knitting along in one color, but when you need a contrasting color, you slip a stitch instead of knitting it so that you can switch to the next color.
How does mosaic knitting work?
In contrast to other methods of knitting with colorwork, mosaic knitting is accomplished by working with a single color at a time. This indicates that you will only use one color of yarn for each row or circle. On your knitting needles, you will notice what appear to be stitches of the opposing color; nevertheless, these are slipped stitches.
How do I get Started with mosaic knitting?
Knitting using mosaic pieces does have certain restrictions.When knitting in the round, as opposed to knitting with strands, a color cannot appear in a row unless there is already a base color to draw up from below.Experimentation calls for you to break out the colored pencils and graph paper.When you have a couple of patterns in mind, get some leftover yarn and needles, and start knitting some swatches to test out your designs.
How do you slip slip stitch in mosaic knitting?
Working slipped stitches from rows before – in order for a stitch in the non-dominant color to be slipped, the stitch below it in the row before must be the same color as the stitch being worked on. There is a limit to the number of colors that may be incorporated into a piece using the mosaic knitting technique.
What are the downsides of mosaic knitting?
One of the disadvantages of mosaic knitting is that it might result in slipped stitches in previous rows.In order for a stitch in the non-dominant color to be slipped, the stitch below it in the row before it must be the same color as the thread being slipped.Knitting with the mosaic technique does not allow for the creation of broad color fields like other colorwork techniques, such as intarsia or roositud.