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Old 08-04-2013, 05:23 PM   #1
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I am not sure if this is where I post a question. My question is what is a double moss stitch?
Please explain what is a double moss stitch.
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Old 08-04-2013, 05:28 PM   #2
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How to Knit the Double Moss Stitch

This is a good place to ask this question. The link above should help.
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Old 08-04-2013, 05:36 PM   #3
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How to Knit the Double Moss Stitch

This is a good place to ask this question. The link above should help.
Amazing. I am surprised and so very pleased at the fast response to my search for help.
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Old 08-04-2013, 05:46 PM   #4
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Thanks. We try not to leave people waiting here and this one was particularly easy since I've searched for such things before. I hope you come back often, ask any questions you have and if you know some answers, help someone else. A fast response when I first asked a question here was what really got me into knitting, I got so much real help I had to succeed. I also learned a lot just reading questions and answers and from the videos.
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http://fiberflux.blogspot.com/2012/1...ss-stitch.html

Imagine a sweater knit entirely in this stitch I saw one at the Telluride, Colorado LYS. I left a piece of my there.
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Claire, are you psychic or what? I have a cardigan UFO that I must get back to in this stitch pattern and just about the same color as in your link. It's a sign! I must frog and rework the shoulders that I messed up on and then do the sleeves. If I get that far I'll just have to go on and do the bands and whatever I decide for the neckline, maybe a collar.

Stitch names are confusing, I first found this called moss stitch so in my mind double moss stitch would be k4, p4, for 4 rows. That's not moss stitch.
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Pictures, I want pictures. Since I can't touch it, that's the best I can hope for. I this stitch so much, I am looking forward to hearing about your progress.

I have some worsted yarn, enough to be appropriated to a moss stitch sweater, there is not enough of the DK; I just earmarked that for another project.

I never realized what a resource ravelry can be. I'm looking at sweater patterns (starting with the free section) that are done in a worsted. And if they do not use the double moss, something that can be converted. This is it, 555 matches. If I don't find it here I may need to go through my books.

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/sear...ter&pc=sweater
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Don't you love/hate looking for the right pattern? I gave up! I just cast on and started knitting. I'm hoping it works out. OK, I'll get back to it. I'm using acrylic worsted weight.
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Originally Posted by GrumpyGramma View Post
How to Knit the Double Moss Stitch

This is a good place to ask this question. The link above should help.
Originally Posted by claireweber View Post
http://fiberflux.blogspot.com/2012/1...ss-stitch.html

Imagine a sweater knit entirely in this stitch I saw one at the Telluride, Colorado LYS. I left a piece of my there.
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Stitch names are confusing, I first found this called moss stitch so in my mind double moss stitch would be k4, p4, for 4 rows. That's not moss stitch.
If anyone's looking at these links and thinking "They're different stitch patterns.", you're right.

The short answer is: They both are and both aren't double moss stitch.

The long answer is: The stitch in GrumpyGramma's link is usually known in the USA as Moss Stitch and sometimes as Double Moss Stitch, but in the UK it is known as both Double Moss Stitch and Irish Moss Stitch.

The stitch in clairweber's link is known as Double Moss Stitch in the USA and Box Sitich in the UK.

Just to confuse/clarify things further the sitich pattern known as Seed Stitch in the USA is known as Moss Stitch in the UK.
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Last night I was watching a show called Your Bleeped Up Brain and they kept saying how we see what we expect to see. This is a perfect example. I really thought the video I linked to was the k2, p2 for 2 rows then p2, k2 for 2 rows version. Duh. So my sweater is double moss stitch aka box stitch, as in Claire's link. Thanks, Julie, for clarifying.

Claire, if I post a photo now all I can really show is the stitch pattern. If you are desperate to use it, make a dishcloth. I just used it for one and I think it makes a good one. I chose this pattern because it is cushy and soft and squooshy. This is definitely a sweater for comfort, not so much for style.
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