How to Knit the Little Boxes Mosaic

The little boxes mosaic creates a knitted pattern that looks like . . . well, little boxes. Practice this knitted little boxes mosaic pattern until you're comfortable with it.

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  1. For your swatch, cast on 27 stitches with MC.

    Use two colors, referred to as MC and CC.

  2. Follow this stitch pattern or the chart:

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    Set-up rows: With MC, knit a row, purl a row.

    Row 1: With CC, knit.

    Row 2 and all wrong-side rows: Purl the sts knit in the previous row and slip the sts slipped in the previous row.

    Row 3: With MC, k1, *k4, sl 1, k3, repeat from * to last 2 sts, k2.

    Row 5: With CC, k1, *k3, sl 1, k1, sl 1, k2, repeat from * to last 2 sts, k2.

    Row 7: With MC, k1, *k2, sl 1, k1, sl 1, k1, sl 1, k1, repeat from * to last 2 sts, k2.

    Row 9: With CC, k1, *k1, sl 1, k1, sl 1, k1, sl 1, k1, sl 1, repeat from * to last 2 sts, k2.

    Row 11: With MC, k1, *k2, sl 1, k1, sl 1, k1, sl 1, k1, repeat from * to last 2 sts, k2.

    Row 13: With CC, k1, *k3, sl 1, k1, sl 1, k2, repeat from * to last 2 sts, k2.

    Row 15: With MC, k1, *k4, sl 1, k3, repeat from * to last 2 sts, k2.

    Row 17: With CC, knit.

    Row 19: With MC, k1, *sl 1, k7, repeat from * to last 2 sts, sl 1, k1.

    Row 21: With CC, k1, *k1, sl 1, k6, sl 1, repeat from * to last 2 sts, k2.

    Row 23: With MC, k1, *sl 1, k1, sl 1, k3, sl 1, k1, repeat from * to last 2 sts, sl 1, k1.

    Row 25: With CC, k1, *k1, sl 1, k1, sl 1, k1, sl 1, k1, sl 1, repeat from * to last 2 sts, k2.

    Row 27: With MC, k1, *sl 1, k1, sl 1, k3, sl 1, k1, repeat from * to last 2 sts, sl 1, k1.

    Row 29: With CC, k1, *k1, sl 1, k6, sl 1, repeat from * to last 2 sts, k2.

    Row 31: With MC, k1, *sl 1, k7, repeat from * to last 2 sts, sl 1, k1.

    Repeat Rows 1–32 for pattern.

  3. If you’re making a swatch, bind off after Row 32.

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