Mosaic charts are a great way to understand what the pattern is doing. You get a picture of it as well!
Understand the basics of a Mosaic Knitting Chart
There are only a few things to know about with a mosaic chart! Most of what you already know about charts apply here too.
- There’s usually a column of stitches to the far-right, and that tells you which color to use in that row.
- As an example, in the chart below, you’ll use the CC in both Rows 1 and 2, and then the MC in both Rows 3 and 4.
- If there are only RS rows, that’s because the WS rows are EXACTLY THE SAME.
- Because of this, you’ll often see the WS row numbers at the left, and with the same row as the RS row.
- The slipped stitches are usually slipped purlwise and with the yarn at the WS. That’s what this chart says as well.
- Purls can also be in there, although they’re not in this chart.
An example Mosaic Knitting Chart
About the Instructor: Jody Richards
Jody loves poring over stitch dictionaries and trying out new stitches. And while she likes all things crafting (well ok, except that one thing), yarn crafts are her true love (and she has the stash to prove it).
She’s a serial starter-of-projects and has a serious problem with finishing things without a deadline.
And don’t get her talking about hand-dyed yarns. You’ve been warned.