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Diamond Relief Shell

Knitting
September 2002
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
700 - 1100 yards (640 - 1006 m)
Medium

From Knitter’s Magazine

“The shimmer of this fabric is remarkable, thanks to the yarn choice. Decreases and increases cause the stitches to slant and curve within the diamond pattern for a sheen that mimics light through crystal or a gemstone. Wear it by candlelight for true sparkle!”

A straight, high-hip length, pullover top with armhole gussets, extended-shoulder or cap sleeves and a boat neck, worked in an overall diamond stitch pattern with K1, P1 ribbing on the hemline, collar and sleeves.

The diamond pattern is charted for each size (5 charts).

SIZES: Small (Medium, Large, Extra Large, Extra Extra Large).

FINISHED UNDERARM MEASUREMENT: 33½ (37½, 42, 46, 50) ”/ 85 (95, 106.5, 117, 127) cm.

YARN REQUIREMENTS: Medium-weight yarn, 700 (800, 900, 1000, 1100) yds / 637 (728, 819, 910, 1001) m / 7 (8, 9, 10, 11) balls.

SHOWN IN: Berroco, Inc. Softwist, #9416, Blue Gabardine.

ADDITIONAL GAUGE INFO: One 16-st (18-st, 20-st, 22-st, 24-st) repeat of diamond chart measures approx. 3¼ (3¾, 4¼, 4½, 5)”.