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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: "Fretted" mosaic stitch wristwarmers/fingerless gloves on: November 29, 2007 08:42:26 AM
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: "Fretted" mosaic stitch wristwarmers/fingerless gloves 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.
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: "Fretted" mosaic stitch wristwarmers/fingerless gloves 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
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Knitty's monkey socks on: November 20, 2007 09:03:42 AM
Thank you! I think everyone should try using acid dyes. It's really so easy to get beautiful colors. This took me all of five minutes!
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Chakra on: November 19, 2007 09:20:34 PM
Definitely very pretty! I'm completely lacking in the ability to get my tension right when working fair isle, so I'm also really impressed it fits on your head!  Wink
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / "Fretted" mosaic stitch wristwarmers/fingerless gloves 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!
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Knitty's monkey socks on: November 19, 2007 09:11:25 PM

These Monkey socks were a lot of fun. I couldn't seem to put them down! The lace was easy enough to memorize but interesting enough to keep me from getting bored. No second sock syndrome here: after finishing the first sock I immediately cast on for the second one. I used Knit Picks bare yarn in merino/nylon that I dyed with some Jacquard acid dyes. The white bits are places where the string tied around the yarn in the dye bath was a wee bit too tight. I was kicking myself when I pulled it out of the dye, but I actually like how it looks knitted up. I love the soft, subtle variation in color you get from kettle dyeing yarn.
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: 4 pairs of socks on: November 15, 2007 08:37:00 AM
Very nice! I'm on a sock making craze myself lately. I think they are so fun--small project with lots of interesting shaping details keeps the boredom away!
9  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Re: Show Off Your Hair! on: November 08, 2007 09:13:28 PM
Artcat, your hair is stunning! I'm in the process of growing my hair out...though I don't think I could handle it being long enough to sit on. But my goals might change once I get there!
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Mosaic Mitts on: November 04, 2007 06:06:16 PM
Very nice! Isn't mosaic stitch fantastic?
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