By Nancy Higgs

A new March/April knitting class! In conjunction with CreativeBug, available to you free through the EVPL website with your county resident library card, the class will be Mosaic Knitting: How to Make Placemats.

From the class description

Mosaic knitting is a slip-stitch pattern that allows you to work interesting and complex-looking geometric designs using only one color per row. While it can seem tricky to wrap your head around, once you get the basics, you can do any mosaic pattern under the sun. Edie Eckman teaches how to read mosaic-knitting charts, demonstrating four different stitch patterns on swatches. After you take this class, you’ll be ready to make placemats (PDF pattern included) or any other mosaic project you choose. 

Learn how to:

  • Follow mosaic chart patterns (Edie demonstrates Little Squares, Fretted Band, Lattice, and Jerusalem Cross)
  • Reverse dark and light stitches
  • Refer to your previous stitches to anticipate patterns

What You’ll Get:

  • Detailed lesson on mosaic knitting and instructions for making a placement
  • 6 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supplies list and downloadable PDF placemat pattern ($8 value)
  • Step-by-step expert instruction from Edie Eckman
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions, and interact with other students

Jamye kindly made a sample for us of the Lattice chart included with the pattern – the left-hand side is the pattern done in stockinette stitch (see how it curls up more), and the right-hand side is done in garter stitch. I believe the class focus is on the garter stitch.

Meeting times

We will meet for this class on these dates and times:

Click on the times above to register for the event.


To complete the project, you will need the following supplies:

  • 2 skeins of highly contrasting colors of sport-weight cotton
    • The pattern recommends Cascade Yarns Ultra Pima, 220 yard skeins. This is enough for one placemat. Two skeins of each color should make 3 placemats.
  • US size 6 knitting needles
  • Tapestry needle
  • Scissors

If you want to learn the technique, but are not interested in making the project, you can use any 2 highly contrasted colors of yarn, (both colors the same weight of yarn) and the appropriate sized needles.


Nancy Higgs

Nancy Higgs

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