Harlequin Mosaic Pattern [FREE Knitted Stitch Pattern]

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White and pink knitted fabric with a diamond pattern followed by a text area that says "Learn how to knit Harlequin Mosaic Pattern, learnknittingonline.com" and a back side of a white and pink knitted fabric with a diamond patternFirstly, this Harlequin Mosaic Pattern is just delightful. In fact, the pattern is simply created by combining slip stitches with knit stitches.

As this mosaic pattern is a slip-stitch, color-change pattern, you are working with just one color per row. This makes it perfect for knitters who want to knit with more than one color without having to learn stranded or fair-isle knitting.

The result is a beautiful pattern of contrasting diamonds that have a nubby garter-stitch texture.

Conversely, you can also give the diamond pattern a smooth texture. In fact, this can be achieved by just purling all the wrong-side (WS) rows.

Either way, this Harlequin mosaic pattern is perfect for socks, knitted vests, ties, and more.

Finally, we have a great step-by-step tutorial about slipping stitches that you can find here: Slipping Stitches Knitwise or Purlwise

In addition, 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 4 - Intermediate Level Knitters

Techniques Needed for Harlequin 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 10 sts plus 3. Colors A and B. Cast on with Color A and knit one row.

Note: On RS (odd-numbered) rows slip all sl-sts with yarn in back.

Row 1 (RS): With B, k1, * sl 1, k9; rep from *, end sl 1, k1.

Row 2: Using same color as Row 1, repeat Row 1, but slip all sl-sts with yarn in front.

Row 3: With A, k3, * (sl 1, k1) 3 times, sl 1, k3; rep from *.

Row 4: Using same color as Row 3, repeat Row 3, but slip all sl-sts with yarn in front.

Row 5: With B, k2, *  sl 1, k7, sl 1, k1; rep from *, end k1.

Row 6: Using same color as Row 5, repeat Row 5, but slip all sl-sts with yarn in front.

Row 7: With A, k4, * (sl 1, k1) twice, sl 1, k5; rep from *, end last repeat k4.

Row 8: Using same color as Row 7, repeat Row 7, but slip all sl-sts with yarn in front.

Row 9: With B, (k1, sl 1) twice, * k5, (sl 1, k1) twice, sl 1; rep from *, end k5 (sl 1, k1) twice.

Row 10: Using same color as Row 9, repeat Row 9, but slip all sl-sts with yarn in front.

Row 11: With A, k5, * sl 1, k1, sl 1, k7; rep from *, end last repeat k5.

Row 12: Using same color as Row 11, repeat Row 11, but slip all sl-sts with yarn in front.

Row 13: With B, k1, (k1, sl 1) twice, * k3, (sl 1, k1) 3 times, sl 1; rep from *, end k3, (sl 1, k1) twice, k1

Row 14: Using same color as Row 13, repeat Row 13, but slip all sl-sts with yarn in front

Row 15: With A, k6, * sl 1, k9; rep from *, end last repeat k6

Row 16: Using same color as Row 15, repeat Row 15, but slip all sl-sts with yarn in front

Row 17: With B, repeat Rows 13 and 14

Row 18: With B, repeat Rows 13 and 14

Row 19: With A, repeat Rows 11 and 12

Row 20: With A, repeat Rows 11 and 12

Row 21: With B, repeat Rows 9 and 10

Row 22: With B, repeat Rows 9 and 10

Row 23: With A, repeat Rows 7 and 8

Row 24: With A, repeat Rows 7 and 8

Row 25: With B, repeat Rows 5 and 6

Row 26: With B, repeat Rows 5 and 6

Row 27: With A, repeat Rows 3 and 4

Row 28: With A, repeat Rows 3 and 4

Repeat Rows 1-28 until you have reached your desired length.

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