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Mosaic Headband Pattern

I designed a sweet little headband using Barbara Walker’s “mosaic” technique, and I wrote up the pattern, made a PDF, and posted it to the Ravelry store. You can download the pattern PDF here: Mosaic Headband

The Ravelry pattern page is here: (no login required)

And now, photos!

I made the first one with green and white Risata:

After I posted it on Rav, I got a lot of compliments and even a few requests that I’d write up a pattern, so I did. And then I knit a blue and white one with Palette while following my own pattern so I could check for mistakes and confusion:



I’ve always been intimidated by mosaic knitting. The descriptions are always so wordy and I couldn’t quite believe that it would work. But when I decided to be brave and try it out on this little project, I discovered how fun and easy it is! To sum up: you follow a chart of dark and light squares. You knit across and back with only one color of yarn, then drop that color and knit back and forth with the other color. While knitting with color A, you slip any stitches which are color B on the chart. Both directions. That’s it, that’s all there is to it. Just try it!

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2 Responses to “Mosaic Headband Pattern”

  1. Kristin

    That looks great. I’ve never tried mosaic knitting, and the Barbara Walker photos just don’t do the technique justice.

  2. DifferentFrogs

    Hi kara – Just stopping by to thank you for your Librivox recordings. Pride and Prejudice has sustained me over many a long car journey, and your readings are very listenable and among my favourites. Thanks for putting in your time to create them.

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