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Topic: "Fretted" mosaic stitch wristwarmers/fingerless gloves  (Read 1925 times)
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« on: November 19, 2007 09:17:11 PM »

I'm never sure if I'm supposed to call these wristwarmers or fingerless gloves, but I like how they keep my hands nice and warm without keeping me from getting bus fare out of my pockets! Either way, they were also super easy to knit yet look really complicated. I finished one in just a couple hours while watching a movie. The pattern is fretted mosaic from Barbara Walker's 2nd Treasury of patterns. Each one is more or less a square, six repeats wide and six repeats long of the mosaic stitch pattern. It's a great stash-buster, I probably used only half a skein of each color. The yarn weights don't even match: the green is light worsted and the navy blue is sport weight. Mosaic stitch is so forgiving in that regard. Plus it's nice and stiff, which is perfect for gloves. I just stitched up the sides and left about 1.5 inches for a thumb hole. Easy peasy!

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« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2007 09:54:23 PM »

Those are awesome!  I was just thinking about getting Barbara Walker's mosaic knitting book a few minutes ago too

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« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2007 09:05:42 AM »

I want to buy her mosaic stitch book, since my 2nd treasury only has a handful of mosaic patterns. But I can't ever find it! Neither knitting stores nor book giants like B&N have it in stock. I think I'll have to order it from Amazon or something. Roll Eyes

« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2007 12:09:11 PM »

Gorgeous!!! I've been wanting to try that stitch, but it looks so complicated.

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« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2007 11:08:12 PM »

It's totally easy! That's why I love mosaic stitch so much...no matter how complicated the final product looks, the knitting is really easy. I couldn't tell from what was on my needles what I needed to knit next, so I had to keep the chart on hand. But the pattern repeats every 6 or 8 stitches I think, so you only need to refer to the chart before starting each row, not before knitting each stitch.

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« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2007 07:01:50 PM »

Wow, that's a really cool design!

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