Friday, September 16, 2011

Finished Object Friday - Mosaic Dish Towel Pattern

Today I'm sharing the pattern for the dish towels.  This is my first published pattern so I think that qualifies as a finished object.  If you are new to mosaic knitting, I posted a tutorial recently that you can find here

Finished Measurements:   16” wide by 26” long
Louet Euroflax Sport Weight yarn, 270 yards (247 meters)/3.53 ounces (100 grams)
 Two skeins of background color, One skein of contrast color.
Note – three skeins of background color and one skein of contrast color will make two towels.
Size 3 (3.25 mm) knitting needles
Tapestry Needle

Gauge:  In Stockinette, 24 stitches and 30 rows to 4”/10 cm.  To save time, take time to check gauge.
CO 96 stitches.  Work in Stockinette for one inch.  On wrong side row, increase 17 stiches evenly, 113 stitches active.
Attach contrast color and work from chart, repeating the pattern 11 times.  See notes on working mosaic patterns.  After completing row 28 of the mosaic band, work a knit row, decreasing 17 stitches evenly across the row.  Work in Stockinette stitch for 19”.  On a wrong side row, increase 17 stitches evenly across the row.    
Repeat the mosaic border, joining the contrast color and working the mosaic band chart rows 1 through 28.  After completing the band, decrease 17 stitches evenly across the row.  Work in Stockinette stitch for 1”.
BO loosely in knit.  Weave in ends.  Block.

That's it.  Lots of easy, mindless stockinette work and a shot of color to make it more exciting.  
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  1. I think patterns count as FOs also. Thanks so much for this lovely one! I love mosaic patterns.

  2. Congrats on getting published. I agree it's a FO. What's the difference between intarsia and Mosaic knitting? Having not done either, I'm curious.

  3. Intarsia is blocks of color where you can have many colors active in one row. When you change colors in a row you twist the yarns so you don't leave a hole. Usually the colors are kept on small bobbins so the twisting is easier. :-)