Dotted Ladder Mosaic Pattern [FREE Knitted Stitch Pattern]

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White and pink knitted fabric with a dotted ladder pattern followed by a text area that says "Learn how to knit Dotted Ladder Mosaic Patter," and a back side of a white and pink knitted fabric with a dotted ladder patternThe Dotted Ladder Mosaic Pattern is a delightfully easy color-change pattern.

Not feeling ready to tackle a more traditional fair-isle or colorwork pattern? Then this mosaic pattern is perfect!

In fact, mosaic and slip-stitch patterns are great for anyone who wants to knit with more than one color without having to worry about the typical issues that arise when changing colors.

By slipping stitches on each row, you can create interesting color changes.  And you only have to worry about one color per row you are knitting. Easy!

This particular mosaic pattern is a two-color, pretty vertical-stripe pattern. In addition, each strip also contains an accent of the opposite color.

So, the overall effect is a lot more interesting than just plain vertical stripes.

You can learn more about slipping stitches in our step-by-step tutorial: Slipping Stitches Knitwise or Purlwise

Furthermore, you may also find this article on mosaic knitting interesting: All You Need to Know About Mosaic Knitting.

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

Techniques Needed for Dotted Ladder 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 6 sts plus 5. Colors A and B. Cast on with Color A and purl one row.

Row 1 (RS): With B, k1, * sl 1 wyib, k1, sl 1 wyib, k3; rep from *, end last repeat k1.

Row 2: With B, k1, * sl 1  wyif, k1, sl 1 wyif, p3; rep from * to last 4 sts, end (sl 1 wyif, k1) twice.

Row 3: With A, k1, * k3, sl 1 wyib, k1, sl 1 wyib, k1, sl 1 wyib; rep from * to last 4 sts, end k4.

Row 4: With A, k1, * p3, sl 1 wyif, k1, sl 1  wyif; rep from *, end p3, k1.

Repeat Rows 1-4 until you have reached your desired length.

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