Diamanten by Laura Patterson


February 2010
Lace ?
16 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches
in stitch pattern, blocked.
US 5 - 3.75 mm
350 - 910 yards (320 - 832 m)
scarf and shawl
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I found these diamond stitch patterns when looking through a book of old German charted designs that date back to the early 1900s. I updated the designs to use both left- and right-leaning decreases, used a modern method of denoting the stitches in the charts, and wrote out the stitch instructions for those unfamiliar with knitting charted designs. Since the design was inspired by German knitting techniques, I named the pattern Diamanten, which is German for Diamonds.

Both scarf and shawl are knit from the cast on edge straight through to the bind off edge. Edge points are made by a series of increases and decreases worked into the lace.

Sizes: 11 x 61 (24 x 72) inches; 28 x 155 (61 x 183) cm.

Yarn: 350 (910) yards lace weight yarn.

Skills: K2tog, ssk, YO, double YO, k3tog, s1-k2tog-psso.

Other supplies: Lifelines and stitch markers are optional.

Stitch patterns: Charted and written.