Time for the first ever Tournament of Stitches 2020 with Marly Bird. This Knitting Section 9.
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FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: 9.5” wide, 90” tall
GAUGE: 18 sts x 22 rows = 4” [10 cm] in garter stitch (knit on every row). Use any size needle to obtain the gauge. Exact gauge is not critical to this project.
Yarn: Sample was made with Red Heart Chic Sheep by Marly Bird™ (100% wool, 3.5 oz / 100 g, 186 yd / 170 m)
- Color A: Dragon Fruit (1 ball)
- Color B: Linen (3 balls)
- Color C: Platinum (3 balls)
It is possible to choose any worsted weight yarn but I highly recommend that a solid color be used for color A and C, a long color changing or ombre yarn could be used for B if you wish.
Needles: Size 8 (5 mm) and 9 (5.5 mm) needles
Notions: Stitch markers, tapestry needle
Slip- Insert the tip of the right knitting needle in the next stitch on the left knitting needle from back to front as if to purl. Slide the stitch off the left knitting needle onto the right knitting needle. Make sure you are holding the yarn to the wrong side of the work when slipping. This means it needs to be held to the back when on a right side row and the yarn needs to be held to the front on a wrong side row.
Mosaic Knitting is created by a combination knit and slip stitches. You use one color at a time for 2 rows then switch colors. In mosaic knit charts, there are two colors shown. For our project the white squares are color B and the gray squares are color C.
When reading a color B row (meaning you are currently using color B), you will knit when the square is white and you will slip the stitch purlwise when the square is gray. On a color C row, you will do the reverse and knit gray squares and slip white squares.
The first stitch helps to tell you if it is a color B or C row. Each line on the chart represents 2 rows in your work. So you read the chart from right to left for odd rows and left to right for even rows. When working an even row, you will knit all the stitches in the color you are currently using and slip the other color stitches. Just make sure on even rows that you move your yarn to the front before you slip your stitch.
To help alleviate tangles in your balls of yarn; always bring up your new color behind the previous color. When working the mosaic section, you will carry the yarn up the side of your work. When you get to the strip of 10 rows of garter stitch in color A, you will cut the yarn and join fresh for the next mosaic section.
See chart for assistance with the pattern.
Rows 1-10: With smaller needles and A, knit. At end of Row 10, cut A.
Rows 11-12: With B, knit
Rows 13-14: With larger needles and C, k4, [slip 2, k3] 3 times, slip 4, [k3, slip 2] 3 times, k4.
Rows 15-16: With B, k3, [slip 1, k4] 7 times, slip 1, k3.
Rows 17-18: With C, k1, [slip 2, k3] 3 times, slip 2, k6, [slip 2, k3] 3 times, slip 2, k1.
Rows 19-20: With B, k5, [slip 1, k4] 3 times, slip 2, [k4, slip 1] 3 times, k5.
Rows 21-22: With C, [k3, slip 2] 4 times, k2, [slip 2, k3] 4 times.
Rows 23-24: With B, k2, [slip 1, k4] 3 times, slip 1, k6, [slip 1, k4] 3 times, slip 1, k2.
Rows 25-26: With C, k1, slip 1, [k3, slip 2] 7 times, k3, slip 1, k1.
Rows 27-28: With B, [k4, slip 1] 4 times, k2, [slip 1, k4] 4 times.
Rows 29-30: With C, k1, slip 3, [k1, slip 4] 3 times, k1, slip 2, k1, [slip 4, k1] 3 times, slip 3, k1.
Rows 31-32: With B, [k4, slip 1] 4 times, k2, [slip 1, k4] 4 times.
Rows 33-34: With C, k1, slip 1, [k3, slip 2] 7 times, k3, slip 1, k1.
Rows 35-36: With B, k2, [slip 1, k4] 3 times, slip 1, k6, [slip 1, k4] 3 times, slip 1, k2.
Rows 37-38: With C, [k3, slip 2] 4 times, k2, [slip 2, k3] 4 times.
Rows 39-40: With B, k5, [slip 1, k4] 3 times, slip 2, [k4, slip 1] 3 times, k5.
Rows 41-42: With C, k1, [slip 2, k3] 3 times, slip 2, k6, [slip 2, k3] 3 times, slip 2, k1.
Rows 43-44: With B, k3, [slip 1, k4] 7 times, slip 1, k3.
Rows 45-46: With C, k4, [slip 2, k3] 3 times, slip 4, [k3, slip 2] 3 times, k4. At end of Row 46, cut C.
Rows 47-48: With smaller needles and B, knit. At end of Row 48, cut B
🌟Highly recommend taking the time to weave in ends now using the burry ends technique. Here is a video to help you out!
SPECIAL STITCHES OR TECHNIQUES VIDEO HELP
Video specific for Section 9 Mosaic Knit Stitches: to be added