The most recent issue of VOGUEknitting has just arrived and to my delight, it features one of my knitting inspirations, the legendary Barbara Walker. Barbara Walker's stitch dictionaries have inspired many knitters. Even if you are not familiar with Barbara Walker, if you spend much time on Ravelry, you will often see where designers credit a particular stitch they have used to one of her incredible stitch dictionaries.
My favourite of her dictionaries is her book on Mosaic Knitting.
Below, Barbara in one of her fabulous Mosaic creations.
Vogue's Winter 2104/15 has 9 fabulous designs inspired by Barbara Walker stitch motifs. A couple below.
These designs are much easier than they look, especially when knit using the super easy to understand chart system created by Barbara. Unlike Fair Isle knitting, this is not stranded knitting. You are only knitting with one strand or colour at a time and the patterns are created by slipped stitches.
If you are interested and not sure your skills are up to it, I am offering a class this winter on slip stitch and mosaic knitting.
Do yourself a favour and explore this unique and versatile knitting technique.