Mosaic Knitting with Berroco Ultra Wool

Have you tried Mosaic knitting yet? It is a colorwork technique, popularized by Barbara Walker that uses only 1 working yarn for each row or round and slipped stitches to create the pattern. It is usually worked in garter stitch (as shown here) but it can also be done in Stockinette stitch. Either way, all you need to know is how to knit (maybe purl) and have some interest in knitting from charts. In fact, Mosaic knitting is a great introduction to learning to read charted patterns.

Martha Wissing‘s newest design, Schieffelin is a perfect design for dipping your toes into mosaic knitting. The simple elegant yoke has a modern yet minimal edgy-ness to it. Martha is one of my favorite designers. Her work is always the perfect mix of wearable fashion and knitter-ly details and this pullover is a shining example of what I mean by that.

Schieffelin pullover is a slight A-Line shape with slim sleeves that are flattering on a variety of body types. Instructions are given for two versions. A modern, slight A-Line body and a split hem with ¾ length sleeves (shown) or a traditional straight body and full length sleeves. Both versions are worked seamlessly and in the round from the top down.

Schieffelin pullover is photographed in Tombstone, AZ. Learn more about Ed Schieffelin, the prospector who discovered the mineral deposits that triggered the Tombstone silver boom in 1877.

The details:

Finished measurements 
Bust – 32 (36-40-44-48-52-56)“ 81(91-102-112-122-132-142)cm 

Shown in size 40” with 2” of positive ease
Note: This garment was designed with approximately 1 – 4” (2.5 – 10.2cm) of positive ease. Please take this into consideration when selecting your size.

Slight A-Line with ¾ length sleeves (shown) 
4(4-5-5-6-6-7) Skeins BERROCO ULTRA WOOL (100g/219 yds), #33113 Black Pepper (MC) 
1(1-1-2-2-2-2) Skein(s) BERROCO ULTRA WOOL (100g/219 yds), #33117 Kohlrabi (CC) 
Straight Body with full length sleeves 
4(5-5-6-7-7-8) Skeins BERROCO ULTRA WOOL (100g/219 yds), #33113 Black Pepper (MC) 
1(1-1-2-2-2-2) Skein(s) BERROCO ULTRA WOOL (100g/219 yds), #33117 Kohlrabi (CC) 
16, 24 and 32” length circular knitting needles, size 7 (4.5 mm) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN

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Happy knitting!


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