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How to Knit the Woven Cord Mosaic

The knitted woven cord mosaic creates a dynamic design with strong diagonal elements. You can practice this woven cord mosaic by making a swatch that’s made with 35 stitches or any multiple of 16 plus 3.

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If you’re knitting flat, remember that you need the 3 edge stitches shown in the chart. If you’re knitting in the round, use only the 16-stitch pattern repeat outlined by the dark box. The written directions describe how to work the pattern in the round. But remember not to include the 3 edge stitches:

  1. Choose two colors, referred to as MC and CC.

    MC is the foreground color. CC is the background color.

  2. Cast on 35 stitches.

  3. Knit 2 rows with CC.

  4. Follow this chart or stitch pattern:

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    Set-up rounds: Knit 2 rounds with CC.

    Round 1: With MC, *k8, sl 1, k1, sl 1, k5, repeat from * to end.

    Round 2 and all even-numbered rounds:

    If a stitch was knit in the previous row (it will be the same color as the yarn in your hand), knit it (or purl it if you’re working back and forth).

    If a stitch was slipped in the previous row (it won’t be the color of the yarn in your hand), slip the stitch purlwise with the yarn held to the wrong-side of the work.

    Round 3: With CC, *k1, sl 1, k5, sl 1, k8, repeat from * to end.

    Round 5: With MC, *k2, sl 1, k1, sl 1, k1, sl 1, k3, sl 1, k1, sl 1, k1, sl 1, k1, repeat from * to end.

    Round 7: With CC, *k9, sl 1, k5, sl 1, repeat from * to end.

    Round 9: With MC, *sl 1, k1, sl 1, k13, repeat from * to end.

    Round 11: With CC, *k3, sl 1, k9, sl 1, k2, repeat from * to end.

    Round 13: With MC, *sl 1, k13, sl 1, k1, repeat from * to end.

    Round 15: With CC, *k1, sl 1, k5, sl 1, k8, repeat from * to end.

    Round 17: With MC, *k2, sl 1, k1, sl 1, k1, sl 1, k3, sl 1, k1, sl 1, k1, sl 1, k1, repeat from * to end.

    Round 19: With CC *k9, sl 1, k5, sl 1, repeat from * to end.

    Round 21: With MC, *k6, sl 1, k1, sl 1, k7, repeat from * to end.

    Round 23: With CC, *k5, sl 1, k5, sl 1, k4, repeat from * to end.

    Repeat Rounds 1–24 for pattern

  5. To complete your swatch, bind off.

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