The Mosaic Stitch

Stitch Description

The mosaic stitch creates a textured fabric with vertical columns of stitches. These columns are composed of small offset ribbed bars. The effect gives the look of long mosaic tiles stacked together. This is an easy beginner knitting stitch pattern, using only knit and purl stitches. It’s simple to knit and good for everything from hats to blankets.

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Abbreviations

K
Knit Stitch

P
Purl Stitch


Stitch Details

  Skill Level
Easy

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 8

  Pattern Repeat 
Multiple of 10 sts + 7

Stitch Characteristics

Pattern Instructions

Cast On: Multiple of 10 sts + 7.

  • Row 1 (Right Side): P3, *k1, p3, k1, p1, k1, p3; rep from * to last 4 sts, k1, p3.
  • Row 2: K3, *p1, k3, p1, k1, p1, k3; rep from * to last 4 sts, p1, k3.
  • Row 3: P3, *k1, p3, k1, p1, k1, p3; rep from * to last 4 sts, k1, p3.
  • Row 4: K3, *p1, k3, p1, k1, p1, k3; rep from * to last 4 sts, p1, k3.
  • Row 5: P2, *k1, p1, k1, p3, k1, p3; rep from * to last 5 sts, k1, p1, k1, p2.
  • Row 6: K2, *p1, k1, p1, k3, p1, k3; rep from * to last 5 sts, p1, k1, p1, k2.
  • Row 7: P2, *k1, p1, k1, p3, k1, p3; rep from * to last 5 sts, k1, p1, k1, p2.
  • Row 8: K2, *p1, k1, p1, k3, p1, k3; rep from * to last 5 sts, p1, k1, p1, k2.

Repeat rows 1-8 until you have reached your desired length.

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