Mosaic knitting is perfect for knitters who are new to knitting colorwork.
This colorful cowl is knit with tonal DK yarn, using fisherman’s rib to border an allover mosaic stitch pattern in contrasting colors.
Knit seamlessly in the round, it is a relaxing, but intriguing cowl to knit.
Inspired by the Hawthorn tree, sacred in Gaelic mythology and lore, the motif of hawthorn leaves and berries is created using a mosaic brocade stitch pattern.
Great for Beginner Colorwork Knitters
Mosaic knitting is perfect for knitters who are new to knitting colorwork. This technique takes striped knitting and transforms it into decorative elements with slipped stitches!
335 Yards of each color
Over 150 patterns
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Malabrigo Arroyo (100% merino wool; 335 yds [306 m]/100 g): Color Borraja (MC), 1 skein, Color Pearl (CC), 1 skein.
Size US 4 (3.5mm) needles, 24″ (60cm) circulars
Or size needed to obtain gauge
23 sts and 34 rows = 4″ [10cm] in St st after blocking
22 sts and 36 rows = 4″ [10cm] in pattern after blocking
Size (one size)
Approximately 9” [22 cm] tall and 26” [56 cm] around
Tapestry needle, stitch marker, blocking supplies.
About the Designer: Justine Chenel
Justine Chenel (she/her) is a knitwear designer based in Nevada City, in the Sierra Nevada foothills of California, where she lives with her husband and two dogs. Justine designs knitting patterns full of textured stitches and skill-building techniques, inspired by the flora and fauna of the majestic Sierra Nevada mountains. She enjoys creating knitting patterns that are fun and adventurous to knit, and beautiful and easy to wear.
She has been absolutely enamored with knitting since she first learned how 25 years ago. You can often find her with one of her most current projects in hand, and a glass of something bubbly nearby. When she’s not knitting socks for loved ones, she enjoys dreaming up new patterns, dyeing grey yarn, and recording new episodes of Yarncantations. Learn more about Justine at justinechenel.com and everywhere else @justinechenel.