I am writing this question with regard to a sweater pattern in the new 'Guy Knits' book. I dont have the book with me at the moment so I hope I get this right, but it concerns the sweater in which 2 yarns are used although only one colour is knit for two rows and then the other colour is used for 2. It seems that you keep slipping stiches in the colour from the row below in order to create the colour pattern. I dont think they use the term in the book but it may be what is called mosaic knitting? Anyway, it is the sweater in which jagged spikey "Vs" of colour run through it, separated by black 'MC'. I am having trouble visualizing how it works though. I know I need to knit a swatch in order to 'see' how it works but in thinking about it it seems, in my imagination at least, that since the other colour is carried as a slip stitch up 2 rows before it is actually knitted on the 3rd row (do I have this right?) doesnt that mean you have all these huge 3 row long stretched stitches when you finally knit them in? And then you are slipping, in that row, the other colour for the next 2 rows. I realise that I am not explaining this very well, but it sounds really ugly to me with all these stretched stitches, but the picture is beautful and the stitches dont look inordinately long so what I am misunderstanding here?
I apologise for trying to ask this question without the book with me, and maybe I would have no question if I actually swatched it and tried it out, but have any of you done this technique and am I visualizing it incorrectly? I realise that many of you are knitting geniuses, so I am sure you can help me. You guys are my heroes. :-)