Slip stitch knitting patterns use one of the easiest colorwork techniques you'll ever try. Slip stitch knitting patterns don't require working with strands and floats on the back of the work like Fair Isle.You'll only work with one color at a time, so there's no need to juggle multiple colors at once. If you know how to slip a stitch, then you'll find slip stitch colorwork to be one of the easiest techniques you've ever tried.
| My latest knitting pattern to hit the shelves this week is the Marrakesh Bolster cushion. It was featured in the UK magazine "The Knitter", issue 103. I just loved designing from scratch the series of patterns that make up the fabric of this cushion.
Knitting it up was a delight too. I chose slip stitch knitting (called mosaic knitting) because it knits up so quick, with no worries about the yarn strands on the other side of the work or the twisting of yarns whilst you knit.
I first attempted this lovely technique just over a year ago. I was totally addicted to it for a while after buying Barbara Walkers Mosaic Knitting Book which I reviewed here.
I set to and transformed my knitted peg bags using this technique , using some of Barbara's mosaic designs.
I soon developed a series of new original mosaic designs myself. I found they worked really well in cushions as I could just concentrate on the pattern rather than any garment shaping etc.
My favourite pattern was the funky flower pattern that I use in my very own logo. Today I'll explain a little how mosaic slip stitch works using funky flower as an example.
How to read the chart:-
After working a few rows you should find that you can easily just follow the chart.
Hopefully that has given you a taste for mosaic knitting. I have a range of patterns on Ravelry that use this technique. I'll happily help you via email if you want to give one or two of them a try.
Happy Knitting x