Welcome to Swatch Saturday! This is Mosaic Sampler 1 from Barbara Walker’s A Fourth Treasury of Knitting Patterns (showing three repeats across and two down, separated by the green band). In keeping with my theme of “try something new” I tried mosaic knitting for the first time. I’m not sure what took me so long, as it is a simple enough concept. Indeed, as you can see here, the pinstripes on the DPP are formed with slipped stitches.
I think a pattern like this would be appropriate as a subtle accent to a hem, cuff, or edge of a cardigan. I’m not sure I would ever use this particular pattern for anything, as I find the motifs to be somewhat swastika-like in shape (my husband doesn’t see it and thinks I’m being too sensitive). I guess it’s not so bad, and some mosaic patterns are much worse in that respect (I’m talking to you, number 43!).
What would you use this pattern for?