Diamonds are Forever by Susan Crawford

Diamonds are Forever

June 2012
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
30 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch in the round
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
1148 - 2297 yards (1050 - 2100 m)
30-32", 34", 36", 38", 40", 42-44", 48-50"
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This fabulous yoked sweater is knitted in the round from the bottom up in stocking stitch. Gentle waist shaping creates a flattering shape. Sleeves are also knitted in the round then joined with the body to work the classic diamond pattern yoke using Fair Isle technique.

This simple yet absorbing knit is a great introduction to both Fair Isle and circular knitting. The pattern includes both written and charted instructions.

A true classic sweater to be worn again and again.

Diamonds are Forever is knitted in Excelana 4ply 100% British wool from Susan Crawford which is the perfect yarn for Fair Isle knitting, and can be purchased from

The colours used in the sample shown are Alabaster for the main body with Charcoal, Sweet Chestnut, Persian Grey and Saharan Sand used for the yoke.

Designed to be worn with approx 1.5 inches of positive ease for a comfortable yet slightly tailored fit.


Excelana 4ply wool (159m/174yds per 50g ball)
7 (9, 9, 12, 12, 14, 14) balls, shade Alabaster – A
1 ball, shade Saharan Sand - B
1 ball, shade Sweet Chestnut - C
1 ball, shade Persian Grey - D
1 ball, shade Persian Deepest Charcoal – E

Suggested needles
1 2.75mm (US #2) circular needle
A set of 2.75mm (US #2) double pointed needles (DPNs)
1 3mm (US #3) circular needle
A set of 3mm (US #3)DPNs
Stitch markers
Stitch holders

Techniques used
Knitting in the round; Two handed fair isle, Three needle cast off

This pattern is also part of the Coronation Knits collection available as an ebook.

Errata for this pattern can be found on the Susan Crawford Vintage website.