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How to Knit an Abstract Mosaic Pattern

Updated on May 29, 2012

Free Knitting Pattern

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Abstract Mosaic Knitting Pattern

For this pattern, you’ll need needles of your choice of size and two different colors of yarn.

This is the actual abbreviated pattern, for people who have no problems reading them. For beginners, I will explain how to do it more in depth below.

Cast on, Color A, Multiples of 8 + 3, Pearl one row.

Row 1: Color B- K1 *K2, SL 3, K3; rep from *. End K2.

Row 2 and all even rows: P all K, SL all SL from prev. row

Row 3: Color A- K1 *K1, SL 1, K5, SL 1; rep from *. End K2.

Row 5: Color B- K1 *SL 1, K3, SL 1, K3; rep from *. End K1.

Row 7: Color A- K1 *K3, SL 1, K1, SL 1, K2; rep from*. End K2.

Row 9: Color B- K1*SL 1, K5, SL 2; rep from *. End SL 1, K1.

Row 11: Color A- K1*K1, SL 1, K1, SL 1, K4; rep from *. End K2.

Row 13: Color B- K1*K2, SL 1, K3, SL 1, K1; rep from*. End K2.

Row 15: Color A- K1*K5, SL 1, K1, SL 1; rep from *. End K2.

Use Color A (This will be the color that shows a little more) to cast on in multiples of eight. I decided to make a scarf specifically to demonstrate in this hub, and I cast on 40 stitches. I’m going to upload photos of what each row should look like as s you progress on the pattern.

Add three more stitches and purl one row using Color A. I ended up with 43 stitches.

My Color A was Black and Color B was White, but I switched them later on in the scarf for a little while.

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Row One: In Color B, Knit 1. *Knit 2, Slip 3, Knit 3; repeat from *. Knit the last 2.

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Row Two and all even rows: Pearl all the knit stitches and slip all the slipped stitches from the previous row.

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Row Three: In Color A, Knit 1. *Knit 1, Slip 1, Knit 5, Slip 1; repeat from *. Knit the last two.

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Row Four: Repeat Row Two.

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Row Five: In Color B, Knit 1. *Slip 1, Knit 3, Slip 1, Knit 3; repeat from *. Knit the last one.

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Row Six: Repeat Row Two.

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Row Seven: In Color A, Knit 1. *Knit 3, Slip 1, Knit 1, Slip 1, Knit 2; repeat from *. Knit the last two.

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Row Eight: Repeat Row Two.

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Row Nine: In Color B, Knit 1. *Slip 1, Knit 5, Slip 2; repeat from *. Slip one, knit last one.

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Row Ten: Repeat Row Two.

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Row Eleven: In Color A, Knit 1. *Knit 1, Slip 1, Knit 1, Slip 1, Knit 4; repeat from *. Knit the last two.

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Row Twelve: Repeat Row Two.

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Row Thirteen: In Color B, Knit 1. *Knit 2, Slip 1, Knit 3, Slip 1, Knit 1; repeat from *. Knit the last two.

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Row Fourteen: Repeat Row Two.

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Row Fifteen: In Color A, Knit 1. *Knit Five, Slip 1, Knit 1, Slip 1; repeat from *. Knit the last two.

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Row Sixteen: Repeat Row Two.

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      Cheds 5 years ago from Maine

      Thank you guys for such wonderful comments! I guess I need to write more easy-to-follow knitting patterns now :)

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      KrystalD 5 years ago from Los Angeles

      My hats are off to you not only for being such a talented knitter but for figuring out how to translate knitting into words and pictures!

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      Penelope Hart 5 years ago from Rome, Italy

      Wow! It's incredible. Well DONE Cheds!! Never seen anything like it. Voting every one.

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      Riverfish24 5 years ago from United States

      Cheds! What a wonderful way to share a pattern, I love the pencil notes and matching pictures..great job and thank you! I will be trying this one..