Our Mosaic Blanket has become one of our most popular patterns, which may surprise you, given how complicated it looks to make. But the real surprise is that even an advanced beginner can cast on for this knitting adventure!

Mosaic Blanket in Trout Brown | Purl Soho

Modern knitting pioneer, Barbara Walker, developed the slip-stitch technique used here (aka Mosaic Knitting). All you do is knit, slip stitches, and purl a bit. No bobbins, no stranding, no tangles, no frustration! And if that’s not easy enough, we have a video tutorial that details each step of the process (you’ll see it when click to the free pattern). So set aside whatever intimidated feelings you may have, and start thinking about what colors you’ll choose!

Mosaic Blanket in Trout Brown | Purl Soho

Our original Mosaic Blanket included bright Super Pink, but for this version we chose a quieter combination. The background yarn remains Worsted Twist in Heirloom White, but for the contrast yarn, we used Alpaca Pure in mysterious Trout Brown, an earthy neutral at heart with a shimmer of blue across its surface. Whatever colors you pick, enjoy the truly fun and satisfying process of knitting up this beauty. You’ll impress even yourself!

Materials

Mosaic Blanket in Trout Brown | Purl Soho

  • Color A: 4 (6, 7) skeins of Purl Soho’s Worsted Twist, 100% merino wool. We used Heirloom White.
  • Color B: 6 (8, 10) skeins of Purl Soho’s Alpaca Pure, 100% super baby alpaca. We used Trout Brown.
  • A US 8, 24 or 32-inch circular needles

We knit up a few more color ideas for some extra inspiration!

  • Color A: Worsted Twist in Heirloom White
  • Color B: Alpaca Pure in Peach Stone
  • Color A: Worsted Twist in Wheat Flour
  • Color B: Alpaca Pure in Peach Stone
  • Color A: Worsted Twist in Peony Pink
  • Color B: Alpaca Pure in Copper Penny
  • Color A: Worsted Twist in Stillwater Blue
  • Color B: Alpaca Pure in Wheat Flour

Gauge

19 stitches x 38 rows = 4 inches in Mosaic Stitch, using Colors A and B
15 stitches x 32 rows = 4 inches in garter stitch, using Color A

Sizes

Baby (Crib, Throw)

  • Finished Measurements: Approximately 26 x 35 (33 ½ x 40, 41 x 46 ½) inches

SAMPLE: Baby

Pattern

For the free pattern, please visit our original Mosaic Blanket story!

Mosaic Blanket in Trout Brown | Purl Soho