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Miniature Knitting - Most Recent 4 - Mosaics and others

Knitting for Dummies!

Although I never set out to promote any one stitch pattern book, I now find that I have dozens from Barbara Walker's books. There is a ongoing project to knit swatches of her patterns in colour - her illustrations are mainly black and white. Where I can remember the pattern, I have now added the stitch name and volume of her book to help the army of Barbara Walker fans.

New A video that shows me knitting in miniature to give you an idea of the size needles and thread that I use.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKdSn0ZPbek

 

The bedspread is finished. My favourite mosaic pattern. Would suit a more masculine room. Venne Colcton thread 34/2, size 20 needles.

From this:

mosaic knitting

To this:

Mosaic knitting

200 stitches per row, 9 repeats of a 30 row pattern. It took quite a while!

Barbara Walker Mosaic Knitting - number 91

I know that a lot of people come looking for free knitting patterns from me. I'm sorry that none are written up and to be honest they wouldn't fit a doll anyway -the requirements for a mannequin are less stringent than a doll. I am loathe to sell patterns that may not fulfill other people's expectations, and to give away free patterns would be unfair on other people who are trying to make a bit of a living from their own patterns.

 

 

mosaic knitting

 

Skirt pattern from Barbara Walker's book of Mosaic knitting. Green Venne Colcoton 34/2 with variegated Oliver Twist thread. Size 20 needles

 

Barbara Walker Mosaic Knitting - number 39

Gotta love these mosaics! Seventies style and colour. Venne Colcton 34/2 on size 20 needles.

 

Barbara Walker Mosaic Knitting - number 3

 

mosaic knitting

 

 

mosaic knitting

 

Venne Colcton 34/2 on size 20 needles

 

Barbara Walker Mosaic Knitting - number 90

Venne Colcton 34/2 on size 20 needles

 

Barbara Walker Mosaic Knitting - number 4

 

mosaic knitting

 

 

mosaic knitting

 

Venne Colcton 34/2 on size 20 needles

 

Barbara Walker Mosaic Knitting - number 21

"When I am an old lady I shall wear purple....with a red hat" Venne Colcton 34/2 on size 20 needles

 

Barbara Walker Mosaic Knitting - number 49

 

 

When I am an old lady I shall wear purple.

 

 

mosaic knitting

 

Variegated blue Oliver Twist thread with cream DMC80 on size 20 needles

 

Barbara Walker Treasury of Knitting Patterns Volume 1 - Bricks

 

Venne Colcton 34/2 on size 20 needles

 

Barbara Walker Mosaic Knitting - number 12 'Sprig'

 

mosaic knitting

 

 

 

There are 96 rows in this skirt, working out at about 64 rows to the inch. Worked with a plain white Oliver Twist thread, and black DMC80 thread, size 20 needles.

 

Barbara Walker Treasury of Knitting Patterns Volume 1 - Zebra Chevron

Venne Colcoton 34/2 on size 20 needles

 

Barbara Walker Treasury of Knitting Patterns Volume 1 - Gull Check

 

 

 

 

Another of Barbara Walker's patterns giving a vaguely tartan effect. Venne Colcoton 34/2 on size 20 needles.

 

Barbara Walker Treasury of Knitting Patterns Volume 1 - Tricolour Basket Plaid

 

 

I always find it interesting how the mosaic patterns seems to come to life when you've finished it. Like a Rolf Harris painting, you don't see the whole picture until the last stroke! Venne Colcoton 34/2, size 20 needles.

 

Barbara Walker Treasury of Knitting Patterns Volume 4- Mosaic 35

 

Mosaic knitting

 

 

Not so much a mosaic, but the herringbone pattern used on the skirt instead of the sweater. Venne Colcton 34/2, size 20 needles.
Another stitch from the pattern books. The variety is endless. Venne Colcoton 34/2, size 20 needles.

 

 

 

A very effective stitch for a skirt.

 

Barbara Walker Treasury of Knitting Patterns Volume 1-Three and One Tweed

After a break of a few weeks when I made three full size scarves and am still working on another one, it was good to make another of these little beauties.

 

Barbara Walker Treasury of Knitting Patterns Volume 4 - Mosaic 7

 

Mosaic knitting

 

 

 

This is slip stitch pattern from The Big Book of Knitting Stitch patterns. It has no other name. Simple to do and more interesting, texturally, than plain four row stripes.

Useful links for miniature knitting supplies
Venne Colcoton threads
http://www.helena-petitefashions.co.uk/venne/colcoton.html
Dummies/Mannequins

http://www.tumdee-dollshouse-miniatures.co.uk/contents/en-uk/d202_doll-house-miniature-material.html

Oliver Twist threads
http://cottonpatch.co.uk/acatalog/Oliver_Twists_Machine_Embroidery_Thread.html
YLI jeans thread
http://www.mini-mum.com/pages/YLIthread.html
Other needles and threads including DMC 80
http://www.meadowcroft-min.co.uk/k_threads.htm


 

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