If you’re a New Yorker, mosaics are for subway stations, and so how appropriate that our Mosaic Squares Blanket also conjures our city’s streets, blocks, and even skyscrapers. Not the city type? Think country gingham and an afternoon nap on the porch or outdoorsy plaid and stories by the campfire. Wherever your imagination takes you, this knit is a definite brain tickler. A technique popularized in the 1970s by knitting maverick Barbara Walker, “mosaic knitting” uses slip stitches to create two-color motifs and patterns. The trick and pleasure is that, unlike intarsia or Fair Isle knitting, you never work more than one color per row, so, despite appearances, even advanced beginners can get in on this action! For our version, we used beautiful undyed Good Wool in Heirloom White, plus wonderfully soft and cushy Cashmere Merino Bloom in punchy True Turquoise. Get both together with this bundle, in either Crib or Throw size! And be sure to click Product Details, above, for more information about colors, gauge, and finished size.
Our Mosaic Squares Blanket Bundle comes in Crib (left) and Throw (right) sizes and includes…
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25 stitches and 56 rows = 4 inches in stitch pattern
Finished Dimensions: Approximately 29½ inches wide x 40½ inches long (39¼ inches wide x 54¼ inches long)
Sample: The blanket shown here is Crib size.