I’ve been going through my stash. I mean REALLY going through my stash, frogging old projects, planning new ones. I tell you, it’s like Christmas! I’m finding some great yarns I forgot I had and planning new lives for some scrapped projects. Among the goodies, I found this swatch of mosaic stitch which got me thinking…
Mosaic stitch has some really wonderful qualities, but as a colorwork technique it’s a bit of a sleeper. It’s as easy as stripes yet can form some very complex patterns. Only a single yarn is worked at a time so there is no carrying and no floats. Because there are no floats, mosaic fabric remains very stretchy. That’s what makes it ideal for socks.
Mosaic stitches can be worked in the round or flat, making mosaic an ideal partner for intarsia.
Because rows or rounds are worked in pairs, mosaic stitch charts are easy to read and memorize. And it looks divine when two colorways are worked against each other, making for some spectacular stash busting projects.
….on that note, back to the plastic totes :-/