Yes I am knitting a wee scarf and it WAS going to be for my mum HOWEVER I have decided to knit her a tea cosy instead so I am just knitting this for myself. I just thought I might show you how I am getting on! I would say it is moderately easy as it can get very confusing especially if you finish a row and forget what row from the instructions it was!
You will obviously need a pair of knitting needles (the size is up to you) I used size 3 1/4mm for the end of the scarf, then 7 1/2mm, then the needles in the photos are 10mm.
Also you will need 2 different coloured yarns, preferably one light and one dark.
- Cast on a multiple of eight stitches. Whether you use 8, 16, 72 stitches or more will depend on how wide of a piece you need for your project. Cast on with the lighter yarn and purl the first row.
- Use the darker yarn to knit the next row. Knit two, slip stitch one, then knit three, slip stitch one and knit one Repeat the pattern until you reach the end of the row.
- Create the next row by using the same yarn to slip all the slip stitches from the previous row and purl the stitches that were knitted in the previous row.
- Switch to the lighter yarn and slip one stitch, knit three, slip one and knit three. Repeat until you reach the end of the row. Repeat Step 3 for the next row.
- Change to the darker yarn. Begin by knitting one and slip stitching one and repeat to the end of the row. Repeat Step 3 for the next row.
- Working with the lighter yarn, knit two, slip stitch one, knit three, slip stitch one and knit one. Repeat from the first slip stitch and work to the end of the row. Repeat Step 3 for the next row.
- Start the next row with a slip stitch in the darker color. Continue using that yarn to knit three, slip stitch one and knit three. Repeat Step 3 for the next row in the lighter color. Purl the following row.
- Keep alternating the light and dark colors and repeat Steps 4 through 8 until your mosaic lattice swatch is as long as you need it to be. Complete your piece by binding off the final row.
Note: A slip stitch is a stitch that is simply moved from the left-hand needle to the right without knitting or purling it.