Unheeded Warnings by Barbara Benson

Unheeded Warnings

November 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
11 stitches and 14 rows = 2 inches
in Striped Texture Stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
750 - 800 yards (686 - 732 m)
19 1/2 x 53 1/2 in (49.5 x 136 cm)
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Ice is forming on the tips of my wings.
Unheeded warnings, I thought I thought of everything.
-Learning to Fly, Pink Floyd

When I first developed the desire to combine colorwork with lace I went on line to research how to do it, eager to learn a new technique. But all of my searches came up empty, it wasn’t something that was done. I could have left it at that, taken no for an answer but instead I began dreaming up ways to make it happen. This is how mosaic lace came to be.

I ignored both the inner and outer voices that told me it couldn’t be done. I had to disregard those same voices when I was approached to write a book on the subject. If one had asked me when I was going to write a book the answer would have been “When pig’s fly!”

Well, here are my wings! This pattern features a stylized representation of wings meant to evoke the lazy W you drew as a child dreaming and doodling. They frame a very simple mosaic lace motif that will easily introduce you to this fun technique.

You will need equal amounts of both colors, just under 400 yards each. The pattern instructions can be worked entirely from the written or in a combination of written and chart.

Stitches used:
knit, k2tog, kfb, purl, slip, ssk, YO

If you would like to see a video tour of this pattern and learn a bit about it check out the video on my YouTube channel Watch Barbara Knit.