Simple and basic: stitch patterns on black

After a summer of working with colours, including stash-busting stripes, fair-isle and slip-stitch designs, I'm feeling a need for something simpler. Textures like cables and simple stitch patterns can be complex or simple, but they always look classic and elegant.

I made these black wool wristwarmers for my sister with a simple garter on stockinette raised pattern of crosses and ridges, finished with a ribbed cuff. She wore them to work, where the air conditioning made her hands chilly. Now I'm thinking more of this for fall -- maybe a cardigan next?


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