3-6 class hours.

Colorwork. Love the look, but daunted by how complicated it appears? Mosaic knitting is the answer. Working with only one yarn at a time in two-row stripes, the pattern on mosaic fabric is created by slipping stitches just so from row to row. Practicing your skills with several sample stitch patterns, you will gain an understanding of the terminology and simple rules of mosaic knitting. You’ll learn how to work from mosaic’s special stitch charts, and how the same chart can be used to make fabric variations. Interested in designing your own mosaic project or charts? We’ll discuss design considerations, too. Put all the pieces together, and add color to your knitting!

Know Before You Show

Cast on, knit, purl, bind off; simple incs/decs, follow written instructions and simple charts.


  • 80 yds each #4 weight yarn in three light or bright colors, A, B,  and C
  • Needles in size appropriate for yarn
  • Graph paper, pencil, eraser
  • basic supplies (scissors, yarn needle, markers, etc.)


With A, cast on 19 sts. Knit 1 row; place sts on holder.