Mosaic and Lace Knits by Barbara Benson
Barbara Benson says: When I was eight years old, my father gave me a camera. Photography has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember, and I am working on marrying that old love with my more recently discovered passion for knitting. In 2005 I learned how to knit and absolutely hated it. I managed to finish one project and one sock then gave up because purling was evil. In May of 2010 I decided to pick it up again, in large part due to Ravelry. And then I discovered the Norwegian Purl and life was good.
And then I learned that I am not particularly good at following patterns, so I ended up winging it. I found this creative process exceptionally satisfying and have been dreaming up new things to do with beautiful yarn ever since. My work focuses on creating detailed and beautiful accessory patterns. I tend to explore slightly unorthodox elements in knitting; be it shaping, color combinations or unusual themes.
Mosaic & Lace Knits: 20 Innovative Patterns Combining Slip-Stitch Colorwork and Lace Techniques is the result of several years developing techniques to combine slip stitch colorwork with lace I have written a book detailing what I have learned in my experimentation. You the knitter can confidently knit any of these 20 beautiful accessory patterns that play with color, drape, and form while working with only one yarn per row.
You can follow Barbara Benson at her website: www.TumpDuck.com, also her YouTube channel, her Facebook Page or Facebook Group, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and her designer page in Ravelry or the group. Her book is available in Amazon, with Marly’s #affiliatecode.
If you missed getting to see this live, find the video Marly recorded for us as a Facebook LIVE video, or listen to the archived episode: https://www.blogtalkradio.com/yarnthing/2017/04/25/mosaic-and-lace-knits-by-barbara-benson