Pattern: Technicolor Mosaic Cowl (you can purchase the pattern on Ravelry)
Yarn: Classic Elite Liberty wool - black and a new colour that will be coming in the spring of 2015
Shhh! It’s not fairisle! The amazing “Techni-Cowl” is deceptively simple and fun to work in the mosaic knitting technique. A solid color yarn and Noro work together to fantastic technicolor effect. Try two similar shades for more a monochromatic look or two color changers for a really psychedelic knitting experience!
Knitted in the round, the Technicolor Mosaic Cowl has a fluted base that is shaped by changing to a larger needle size for the last couple of pattern repeats. Since Noro does all the color changing, this project has no finishing or multiple ends to sew in. Specific instruction is given on how to follow a simple chart, so this is a great first-time mosaic knitting project!I've read about Mosaic knitting but haven't actually tried it. Beth is enjoying it. Her comments about why she likes it better than fair isle knitting
-she doesn't have to worry about tension. When she is carrying colours she is continually asking me if she is pulling the colours too tight
-it is faster than fair isle knitting because you are only using one colour in a row. No dropping the yarn to pick up the other colour.
It's almost time for Homeland. I'm not sure that I should take this upstairs with me. That might be asking too much.
Exciting and scary at the same time :)