Inspired by the beauty of the New York Botanic Garden in the Bronx, this sweet pair of mitts is worked in a slipped stitch pattern. Slipped stitch, or mosaic patterns, are a wonderful way to achieve a colorwork effect without the need to carry two yarns on a row. From the moment I first saw this pretty floral motif in Barbara Walker’s wonderful book, Mosaic Knitting, I knew I had to use it in a design that lets the stitch pattern take center stage.
Instructions are given for two variations. Version A features the floral motif as an all over pattern. Version B uses the Floral Motif in a border, while the rest of the mitt is worked in in helical stripes, a technique which avoids an obvious join line at the beginning of the round.
Overall length of Version A is 8.5” (21.5 cm) long for Overall length of Version B is 10.5 [11}” (26.5  cm).
Both charts and line by line written instructions are given for the floral motif.