PATTERN 25: DIAMONDS
Hello! I just got back home, after a very boring day to renew my driver’s license (yawn!). It’s still cloudy and rainy here and I don’t think I’ll have enough good light later to take photos of the finished square.
So… Can we knit this one together?
I’m sharing here the pattern and some photos of my WIP (I’ll change them once I take photos of the finished block 🙂 )
The new pattern (block 25) is called DIAMONDS, and I think it looks very good from both sides. This is how it looks from the back:
I’ll be making another one with the reverse stocking st backgroud to add to my squares pile. If you’re a beginner and don’t know how to reverse the pattern, don’t worry! I’ll share it in the next few days.
For the time being, I’ll get back to knit my diamonds!
PS: this block is a bit difficult, with 20 different rows. I’m sharing also a downloadable file with the control table I always make for my Patreon supporters. You can use the control table to check your progress through the pattern repeats. And those intructions include the border stitches (k4). Remember that after the KAL is over, I’ll be removing all downloadable free files, to make a PDF to sell in my stores.
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Remember that, in case you need more patterns to add to this project, I adapted all patterns from my “12 Blocks for Xmas” blanket to the same number of stitches and rows than the “52 Square Pickup” ones. You can find them HERE.
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UPDATE February 2020
The entire pattern is below.
The high quality PDF file includes:
- gauge/tension info and materials
- written instructions
- charted instructions
- row-by-row CONTROL TABLE for each block: specially prepared for novice knitters, with integrated instructions for the block pattern AND edge stitches, to avoid confusion. You can use the table cells to check each row as you finish it, and there is a column for every repeat of the pattern you need to make according to the instructions. A great resource to print and check your progress as you knit.
BLOCK 25: DIAMONDS
- CO: cast on
- RS: right side
- WS: wrong side
- st: stitch
- k: knit
- p: purl
– CO 43 sts with US 7 (4.5 mm) needles.
|I always cast on and bind off stitches with larger needles than I use for the main work. This prevent my cast on and bind off rows from being too tight.|
– With US 6 (4 mm) needles, knit 4 rows.
|Slip first stitch on every row as if you were to knit it, but without knitting it (except on the first row). It will form a neat and sturdy border.|
– Continue working as follows:
4 garter sts, DIAMONDS pattern over 35 sts, 4 garter sts until you have a total length of 8’’ (20.5 cm).
I knitted 2 times the DIAMONDS pattern complete + rows 1) to 15) again.
– Knit 4 rows.
– Bind off with US 7 (4.5 mm) needle. Cut yarn and weave in ends.
k all sts, all rows.
(Over a multiple of 12 sts. I added 11 more sts to reach our needed 35.)
Row 1) (RS) [p1, k5, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1], p1, k5, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1
Row 2) k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p5, k1, [p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p5, k1]
Row 3) [k7, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1], k7, p1, k1, p1, k1
Row 4) p1, k1, p1, k1, p7, [k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p7]
Row 5) [k3, p1, k4, p1, k1, p1, k1], k3, p1, k4, p1, k1, p1
Row 6) k1, p1, k1, p4, k1, p3, [p1, k1, p1, k1, p4, k1, p3]
Row 7) [k2, p1, k1, p1, k4, p1, k2], k2, p1, k1, p1, k4, p1, k1
Row 8) p1, k1, p4, k1, p1, k1, p2, [p2, k1, p4, k1, p1, k1, p2]
Row 9) [k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k6], k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k5
Row 10) p5, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, [p6, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1]
Row 11) [p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k5], p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k4
Row 12) p4, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, [p5, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1]
Row 13) [k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k6], k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k5
Row 14) p5, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, [p6, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1]
Row 15) [k2, p1, k1, p1, k4, p1, k2], k2, p1, k1, p1, k4, p1, k1
Row 16) p1, k1, p4, k1, p1, k1, p2, [p2, k1, p4, k1, p1, k1, p2]
Row 17) [k3, p1, k4, p1, k1, p1, k1], k3, p1, k4, p1, k1, p1
Row 18) k1, p1, k1, p4, k1, p3, [p1, k1, p1, k1, p4, k1, p3]
Row 19) [k7, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1], k7, p1, k1, p1, k1
Row 20) p1, k1, p1, k1, p7, [k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p7]
DIAMONDS Stitch Pattern – CHART
- Read all odd rows from right to left, and all even rows from left to right.
- Work the grey part as many times as the pattern calls for (2 times horizontally, in the case of this block).
If you want to support my work, you can buy the PDF file containing patterns 1 to 20 of my 52 Square Pickup KAL HERE. It includes all 20 patterns, photos, charts and control tables for each. As a “Beginner Stitch Patterns” mini book it could be a great resource for your future projects. And all for the cost of 2 Venti!! 😆