Learn Mosaic Knitting

Learn Mosaic Knitting

Updated 8/24/23

Learn Mosaic Knitting
Learn Mosaic Knitting
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Learn mosaic knitting! If you love the look of stranded knitting projects, but you're looking for something a little simpler, you'll love mosaic knitting. This class is sponsored by our friends at I Like Knitting. Learn more about our digital magazine below!

The mosaic knitting technique uses slipped stitches to create lovely colorwork designs while only ever knitting with one color at a time. In this class, you'll learn the rules for mosaic knitting and try out one of the more popular stitch patterns. By the end, you'll be able to follow any mosaic knitting design in stockinette or garter stitch.


  • 2 colors of yarn of the same yarn weight. Can use DK weight 3, worsted weight 4, or bulky weight 5.
  • Pair of knitting needles, straight or short circular, recommended for the yarn weight you've chosen: either 3-5 (3.75-4.5mm) for DK, 7-9 (4.5-5.5mm) for worsted, or 9-11 (5.5-8mm) for bulky.
  • Scissors.
  • Tapestry needle for weaving in ends.
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Difficulty LevelEasy

Pattern for Class

Cast on 14 sts using CC (or any multiple of 4 sts + 2)

Foundation row: With CC, p across.

Row 1: With MC, k1, *k3, sl1; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 2: With MC, p1, *sl1, p3; rep from * to last st, p1.
Row 3: With CC, k1, *k2, sl1, k1; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 4: With CC, p1, *p1, sl1, p2; rep from * to last st, p1.
Row 5: With MC, k1, *k1, sl1, k2; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 6: With MC, p1, *p2, sl1, p1; rep from * to last st, p1.
Row 7: With CC, k1, *sl1, k3; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 8: With CC, p1, *p3, sl1; rep from * to last st, p1.

Rep rows 1-8 until your work is desired length. Knit one row in either color. Bind off in that same color, break yarn, and weave in ends.

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