Mosaic & Lace Knits is an introduction to a technique that I have been developing over several years that brings colorwork into lace using slip stitches. Handling only one strand of yarn at a time, no carrying along the row or stranding, allows development of colorwork patterns without any floats running behind your work and obscuring your lace.
The book is currently available for pre-order through Amazon and should be hitting your favorite local yarn or book store on March 31st!
Is it a poncho? Is it a cape? Is it a cowl? Whatever you think it is, it is an elegant addition to your wardrobe that will keep your shoulders warm. By placing the cast-on at the bottom, a subtle scalloped hem is created that opens up into interlocking arcs. The mosaic is prevented from getting too heavy by the lace elements, which allows the piece to hang beautifully. The decreases in the yoke echo the arcs from the mosaic lace, ending with a neckline that is ribbed to lie flat.
If you would like to see this pattern in action watch the pattern tour video on my YouTube channel Watch Barbara Knit.
The sample was knit in the colors Maritime and Ocean Floor.
13.5 (14.5)”/34 (37) cm long, 30”/76 cm circumference at neckline, 47.25 (54)”/120 (137) cm circumference at hem
You will need 2 skiens of each color for the S/M and 3 skeins of each color for the L/XL?.