Cross-Color Stripe Mosaic Pattern [FREE Knitted Stitch Pattern]

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White and pink knitted fabric with a vertical stripes and cross pattern followed by a text area that says "Learn how to knit Cross-Color Stripe Mosaic Pattern," and a back side of a white and pink knitted fabric with a vertical stripes and cross patternThe Cross-Color Stripe Mosaic Pattern is another slip-stitch pattern that is fun to knit. In fact, it is just knitted over 4 rows. This makes it a stitch pattern that is easy to master and memorise.

Furthermore, like so many mosaic patterns, it has more than one version.

The depicted sample is the garter stitch version. You can achieve this pattern by knitting all the wrong-side stitches.

Conversely, the pattern can also be worked in a straight stockinette version. This is done by purling all the stitches that are worked on rows 2 and 4. These are the wrong side rows.

Whether you go for the garter-stitch version or the stockinette-stitch version, you should make sure that the colors you choose are highly contrasting.

By making the right color choice, you can really make your mosaic pattern pop.

Mosaic patterns are great for novice knitters who want to explore knitting with two colors. As you are just knitting with one color at the time, you do not have to worry about tricky color changes or floats.

Want to learn more about mosaic knitting? We have a great article on the subject that you can find here: All You Need to Know About Mosaic Knitting.

If you want to explore slipped stitches more, you can find a detailed tutorial here: Slipping Stitches Knitwise or Purlwise.

This free knit stitch pattern is ideal for Level 3 - Easy Level Knitters

Techniques Needed for Cross-Color Stripe Mosaic Pattern

Abbreviation                       Description                               Tutorial

k                                                   knit                                                    Knit Stitch Continental Style 
                                                                                                                  Knit Stitch English Style

p                                                   purl                                                   Purl Stitch Continental Style
                                                                                                                 Purl Stitch English Style

sl                                                  slip                                                    Slipping Stitches Knitwise or Purlwise

Other Abbreviations Used

ws                                               wrong side

rs                                                 right side

rep                                              repeat

st(s)                                            stitch(es)

wyif                                             with yarn in front

wyib                                            with yarn in back

Instructions (Knitted Flat)

Multiple of 14 sts plus 9. Colors A and B.

Cast on with Color A and Knit one row.

Row 1 (RS): With B, k1, * sl 1 wyib, k5, (sl 1 wyib, k3) twice; rep from *, end sl 1, k5, sl 1, k1

Row 2: With B, k1, * sl 1 wyif, k5, (sl 1 wyif, p3) twice; rep from *, end sl 1, k5, sl 1, k1

Row 3: With A, k1, * (k3, sl 1 wyib) twice, k5, sl 1 wyib; rep from *, end k3, sl 1, k4

Row 4: With A, k1, * (k3, sl 1 wyif) twice, k5, sl 1 wyif; rep from *, end p3, sl 1, p3, k1

Repeat rows 1-4 until the desired length is reached.

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