Queen of Diamonds Shawl by Debbie O'Neill
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Queen of Diamonds Shawl

January 2010
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches in Garter Stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1200 yards (1097 m)
72" wide x 32" long

This shawl uses 3 different diamond motifs to fill its panels. The motifs increase in size towards the bottom of the shawl and are worked on a background of garter stitch. A slightly ruffled edge is cleverly created with a k2tog bind off.


Approximately 72” wide across top edge and 32” long at center after blocking.

20sts and 20 rows to 4” in garter stitch

Shawl is worked in 4 panels, each panel is separated from the next by two garter stitches. There is also a 2-stitch garter stitch selvedge at the beginning and end of each row. The chart includes the garter stitches in between panels, but the knitter must knit 1 selvedge stitch at the beginning and end of each row before working the chart. This is noted in the instructions.

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