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Diamonte is a crescent shaped shawl knit in one piece from the center-top outward. It is shaped by all the increasing done on the edging. With both charts and written instructions, knitters are able to choose the most comfortable way to follow the pattern.
Approx. 450 yards of fingering weight yarn
Testers used anywhere from 437 yards to 521 yards total, depending on gauge.
Sample Shown in:
Cephalopod Yarns Skinny Bugga 80% merino/10% cashmere/10% nylon with 424 yards/113 grams
Total used: 409 yards/109 grams used
1 US size 5 (3.75 mm), 32-inch circular or length preferred for weight of yarn
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
Stitch markers for marking edgings, if desired
26 sts/36 rows = 4 inches in stockinette on US size 5 needles
Exact gauge is not important but do note that a looser gauge will result in the use of more yardage
46” across (opening wider because it was blocked with a curve) by 16” down spine
k – knit
k2tog – knit 2 together
kyok – k1, yo, k1 in same stitch (double increase)
p – purl
psso - pass slipped sts over
RS – right side
sl – slip
s2kp2 – slip 2 together knitwise, k1, psso
ssk – slip, slip (knitwise), knit slipped sts together
st(s) – stitch(es)
WS – wrong side
yo – yarn over