Hot Off the Presses by Candy Bailey
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Hot Off the Presses

Knitting
May 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
6 stitches = 1 inch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
700 - 870 yards (640 - 796 m)
60 x 24 in
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Looking for a knitting pattern with a surprisingly easy color-work technique? If you enthusiastically nodded yes than this pattern is for you. Mosaic knitting is a simple technique that packs a lot of punch. Inspired by Barbara Walker’s Mosaic Knits and Sue Berg this clearly written pattern is an easy follow and a quick knit.

This pattern will always be free. It’s the first design that I’ve taken the time to write the pattern for. I’ve learned a lot from this experience (more test knitting and tech editing) and have gone back to the drawing board to work on others having learned those lessons. I’m receiving messages that there are discrepancies in stitch counts, and will be working to correct this pattern as soon as my schedule allows. If you are an experienced knitter this should not stop you from completing this project.

Yarns
The featured sample used:
1 Skein Feza Yarns Harvest Sock in Rubia
1 Skein Feza Yarns Harvest Sock in Oleaster

but any two skeins of fingering weight yarn with at least 400 yards in contrasting colors can also be used.

Needles
US #4/3.5mm circular needles with 32” cable

Notions
20 Stitch markers
This sounds like a lot but they will truly make your life easier.

Skill Level
Advanced beginner (basic lace, chart reading)

Construction
This shawl is a top down, triangle construction. Colors are stranded up the side so no weaving in excessive ends. Bind-off is your choice but a stretchy bind-off is recommended. More advanced knitters may find this pattern easy to modify and increase the size of the mosaic bands and lace.