Name this stitch

Latvian mitten band

Have any idea what this stitch is called?

It’s ribbing on a mitten in the Latvian exhibit at the Nordic Heritage Museum. Michale, Naomi and I took a break from knitting to see the mittens on display. They’re all truly amazing.

Work continues on the NV final project.

Did I say how glad I was that I chose simple stitch patterns?

Today I’m finishing the right front so that I can start sewing all the pieces together tomorrow.

Finalrightside

With fingers crossed flying, I’m hoping to get it done before class in a couple of weeks.

Besides knitting I’ve been busy jogging. Yesterday was a milestone – six miles! Won’t mention how long it took.

I’m following a marathon training schedule. Who knows, maybe I’ll run a marathon in 2009. Can’t be any more difficult then finishing my NV homework.

7 thoughts on “Name this stitch

  1. I got a good laugh out of the NV homework compared to running a marathon!
    You got a really good photo of that stitch on those mittens! Thanks for suggesting a visit to the museum…another project to add to the Ravelry queue!
    Good luck with homework!

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  2. OK, so I’m standing with my head upside down to peer at these stitches. . . . I don’t recognize it as something in particular, but it seems to involve alot of k2tog.
    I’ve recently done a sock-top that looks a bit like that, with Yo/k2tog on alternate rounds, yielding a slanting bias all over, but those museum mittens don’t have eyelets like my sock-top does. Perhaps it’s just a different increase?

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  3. Did you get a pic of the reverse? I think it must be knitted ‘double’ by taking the yarn over a stitch or a slipped stitch to get the effect. In that case it would be extra thick and reversible.

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  4. There are a couple of stitch patterns in Barbara Walker #1 that look similar and I’m almost certain it’s the Plaited Basket Stitch on p.118. The other one is Crochet-Knit Cross Stitch on p.106. She doesn’t say why it has crochet in it’s name – it has nothing to do with crochet. I’ve seen the Plaited Basket Stitch used on something (brain fails me as to what) and have thought someday I should do a swatch. So I guess I’ll have to try it. Looks like something you wouldn’t want to be knitting acres of.
    It’s definitely not nalbinding.
    The Latvian exhibit IS great.

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  5. did you make the blocking net? I’d like to know how to make one of those! it look very useful since the bottom can air out.
    I like the slip stitch pattern too, especially in color works!

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  6. You could run the Paris or London Marathon in April 2009. As long as you stick to the training, a marathon is in your sights! Well-worth it too!

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