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Mosaic Garter St

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Knitted Sample Knitted Sample

Sample knit using three colours

Rather outrageous sample knit using seventeen colours

This stitch was a long time favourite of my Nanny Bradberry and my Mum when I was a small child. I still have a large rabbit my Mum made for me when I was three which incorporates this stitch so I remember it fondly. These instructions are figured from a knitted sample. It looks especially nice knit in two or three colours.

This is a very firm stitch especially suitable for toys and baby's blankets.

Abbreviations

K= Knit
Sl 1= Slip 1 stitch purlways with yarn in back of work

Brick Style Repeat
Cast on an odd number of stitches. Do not break yarn while working stripes, simply strand it up the side of your work

Rows 1 and 2: With your 1st colour K

Rows 3 and 4: With your 2nd colour (K1, Sl 1) to last st, K1

Rows 5 and 6: Change back to 1st colour, K

Rows & and 8: Using 2nd colour K2, (sl 1, K1) to last st, K1

Repeat rows 1-8 to for as long as you wish.

Grid Style Repeat
Cast on an odd number of stitches. Do not break yarn while working stripes, simply strand it up the side of your work

Rows 1 and 2: With your 1st colour K

Rows 3 and 4: With your 2nd colour (K1, Sl 1) to last st, K1

Repeat rows 1-4 to for as long as you wish.

Variations
Play around with the row number on which you change colour for lots of different effects!
Use a plain yarn for the plain knit rows and a sparkly or fancy yarn for the slip st rows.
Work the whole thing in stocking/stockinette st, remembering to keep the yarn at the back of your work.


Copyright © 1997 Sarah Bradberry