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The 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.
Techniques Needed for Dotted Ladder Mosaic Pattern
Other Abbreviations Used
ws wrong side
rs right side
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.