Openworked Diamonds by Heather Kaup

Openworked Diamonds

Worsted (9 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
US 8 - 5.0 mm
50 - 100 yards (46 - 91 m)
9 inches by 9 inches
Flag of English English
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

– This is gonna be the lace work month so let me give you a few tips & tricks.

  • For every increase (yo) you will have to do a decrease to keep the same number of stitches. Realize that the decreases & increases may not be right next to each other. Sometimes they may be several stitches apart or you may do double or triple decreases to remove the “extra increases”. Though in this pattern you will do a double decrease but I have provided a video for you to follow & I promise once you do it once it is easy.

  • When you ktbl on the YO you are “closing” the hole so that it does not show up. By twisting the stitch it closes the hole.

  • I knit English style so my videos shows the English style.

Stitches Used:
• K – knit
• P – purl
• PM – place marker
• SM – slip marker
• YO – YO {}
• ktbl – Knit through the back loop {}
• k2tog – knit 2 together {}
• ssk – slip slip knit{}
• sk2p – slip stitch as if to knit, knit 2 stitches together, pass slipped stitch over the double decrease I mentioned earlier { thing on the video you will need to slip the stitch knitwise as per the instructions in step two of the video

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