When I set out to design this shawl, I knew I wanted to use two colours, but I didn’t really want to do stripes or something I’d done before. So I thought about it for a while and landed on something I’d never done before – mosaic knitting!
Looking through my books for ideas, I was particularly struck by how many resembled masonry patterns and I decided to use that as my starting place. I wanted something that would be easy to knit but still interesting for the main body and something that would be really striking for the border.
I picked a pattern that looked like “normal” brickwork for the main body – it’s technical name is stretcher bond – I love the combination of textures there too! And the border pattern is herringbone. If you’ve never done mosaic before, it’s super easy. You use one colour at a time in stripes and use slipped stitches to create the gorgeous patterns!
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Credits to @mary on IG and Kdecirola on Ravelry!