Rhombus Lamina by Asimina Saranti

Rhombus Lamina

Knitting
June 2017
Aran (8 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 23 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
5.0 mm (H)
1094 - 1181 yards (1000 - 1080 m)
One size
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This pattern is available for free.

One of my favorite processes is playing with color and with variegated yarns. Having some at hand, I sought to create a shape that would highlight the yarn’s fabulous colors.

The result is a rhombus, a versatile shape that can be used in various ways. With a few buttons attached, it is transformed to a cape. Without the buttons, it can be used as a lap blanket or throw. The same shape worked in fingering or laceweight yarn can produce an elegant wrap. To make it a bit more fun and help the shape keep its drape, a pair of stuffed crochet balls can be added to one (or every) edge. I have opted to avoid pom-poms, as they get destroyed easily, and because crochet balls are not just durable, they also highlight the yarn’s color changes.

Because the main effect is created with the use of intarsia and simple increases-decreases, it is easy to substitute with solid colored yarns for a more color-block effect.

Pattern backstory and insights can be found here.


Yarn
Katia Azteca
(53% wool, 47% acrylic; 197yd / 180m per 100g skein)
(A) 7847; 3 skeins
(B) 7850; 3 skeins

Needles
US #8/5mm needles for working flat

Notions

  • US H-8/5mm crochet hook
  • 3 stitch markers
  • 3 buttons, 1 inch/20-25mm in diameter
  • sewing needle and thread for attaching buttons
  • yarn needle
  • approximately 1oz/30gm polyester filling

Gauge
17 sts/23 rows = 4 inches/10 cm in stockinette stitch

Sizes
One size


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