Diamond Shawl Collection by Michelle Miller

Diamond Shawl Collection

Discontinued. This digital pattern is no longer available online.

The Diamond Shawl Collection contains four popular Fickleknitter knitting patterns, Diamond Stripe Lace Shawl, Wen’s Wedding Shawl, the Cat Bag, and Knitting Project Bag.

The Ebook contains everything you need to knit all four projects, two shawls and two bags so you can have the perfect holiday knitting for all occasions.

Knitting information for all projects including yarn used and yardage can be found below.

Yarn substitution may result in a change in estimated yardage, gauge and finished size of your individual project.

The diamond-stripes in the Diamond Stripe Lace Shawl look suspiciously like the Atomic Force Microscope cantilever that played center stage in my recently completed Master’s thesis. This is the same mechanical cantilever that brought in equal parts joy and defeat and consumed every waking moment until I was finished.

Thankfully the Diamond Stripe Lace Shawl shawl knits up much faster than earning a masters degree in physics and with much less public speaking and Atomic Force Microscope cantilevering.

This shawl is constructed of a main body with a knit-on lace edging. Short rows are used to shape the edging. Written instructions are provided for all charts, so you may work from the charts or the written instructions.

Pattern Details: A simple rectangular lace shawl with a simple knit on edging.

Yarn requirements: 2 skeins of Knit Picks Lace Shadow 100% Merino. 440 yards/402 meters. Color: Basalt Heather. Total Yardage 788 yards/722 meters.

Needle size(s): Size US 3/3.25mm Knitting Needles, or size needed to get gauge.

Gauge: 24 stitches and 28 rows over 4 inches in Stockinette Stitch.

Special stitches used: SSSK

Notions needed: Darning Needle

I wrote Wen’s Wedding Shawl pattern for my friend Wen on her wedding day. It was the perfect wedding accessory along with her Special Edition Chucks, and gorgeous dress.

1 skein Knit Picks Bare - Merino Wool Lace Weight, 704 yards / 644 meters.

Two 24” US Size 3/3.25mm Circular Needles needed to get gauge.

10 sts and 28 rows over 4 in/10 cm in Stockinette Stitch

Special Stiches
Double and Quad Yarn Overs

Advanced knitting required. Not for the faint of heart!

I wrote the Cat Bag knitting pattern to combine two things knitters love, a bag to hold all your knitting, and Cats.

A simple hand knit bag with a double knit bottom and couching embroidery. Yarn is held double throughout entire project.

Finished Measurements
8” high; 16” along the top of the bag; 4.5” width on bottom

Pattern includes an embroidery template.

You may use these instructions for a felted version of the Cat Bag by substituting a feltable wool. Finished measurements will be smaller.

Yarn requirements: Knit Picks Comfy Bulky 75% Pima Cotton, 25% Acrylic. 544 yards/499 meters Total. Color: Three skeins of Marlin (408 yards/374 meters), One skein of Sea Foam (136 yards/125 meters).

Needle size(s): Size US 9/5.5mm Knitting Needles, or size needed to get gauge.

12 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches in Garter Stitch


  • One set of purse handles
  • Harmony toggle buttons for bag closure
  • 3 inches of nylon cord for closure
  • One fat quarter of fabric for lining
  • Optional: Cross stitch plastic cut to size for bottom of purse

Special stitches used
Double Knit Fabric Backwards loop M1

The Knitting Project Bag is seamless and knit completely in the round including the handles. It’s the perfect size for carrying along your current knitting project – large enough for a couple skeins of yarn and some notions, but not so big that it’s unwieldy!

Pattern Details:

Yarn requirements 1 skein Knit Picks Simply Cotton Sport, Toffee.

Needle size(s) US Size 5/3.75mm Circular Needles and DPNs needed to get gauge.

Gauge 20 sts and 32 rows over 4 in

Special stitches used M1 using Backwards Loop