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Have you ever used an alternating mosaic stitch for needlepoint?

Alternating mosaic stitch was used in the latest mitten in our Twelve Month Of Mitten series. While the current weather may not put you in the mood for mittens, stitching them using these bright, vibrant patterns surely will. Regardless, I hope you are stitching some mittens, I am!

Remember you will find all the mittens in the series to date under Twelve Months of Mittens in categories so make sure you check them out.

How to use the Alternating Mosaic Stitch for this Mitten

We used 18-count white mono canvas for our mittens but naturally, you may use what you wish. Our mittens measure about 2 ½ x 3 inches (approximately) – they are SMALL!

You may like to stitch them a bit larger – we will leave this up to you. All the mittens I’ll be featuring are stitched with Colour Complements threads.

The mosaic stitch is completed with a size 5 Perle cotton in Colour #44. This is our rainbow blend and very popular so you might like to pick up a skein. The cross stitches are stitched with a metallic. I believe Kreinik braid was used but you can use any metallic you have in your stash. AND, if it is narrow you can always double it up. The cuff is stitched with a diagonal brick stitch in Colour #44.

You should have no problem locating a chart of how to complete these stitches online. Otherwise, check out the Stitches books by Ruth Schmuff and Kathy Holicky – there are five volumes!

The pattern outline is available as a PDF download below. Another mitten is on the way for next month!

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