Painting Diamonds by Stephen West

Painting Diamonds

Knitting
February 2022
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in diamond pattern after blocking
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1720 yards (1573 m)
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This elegant rectangular wrap features two skeins of the main color framing three contrast colors. I-cord edges frame the perimeter of the shawl while slip stitches produce smooth diagonal lines for the diamond motif. This pattern is very easy to customize by binding off early for a shorter wrap or knitting more rows for a larger size. I featured Mominoki’s fingering weight Ramie Silk base, a supremely lustrous blend of merino, silk, and ramie fibers.

You can use any fingering weight yarn for this pattern, but I highly recommend a silk blend like Mominoki Ramie Silk to reflect the shining diamonds inspiration. The drape is just divine for this classic wide rectangle shape.

Finished Measurements
82′′ / 208cm wingspan length, 20′′ / 51cm wide. Measurements taken after blocking.

Yarn
Fingering Weight

Yardage
MC - 880yds / 805m
CC1 - 280yds / 256m
CC2 - 280yds / 256m
CC3 - 280yds / 256m

You can easily customize the length of the wrap, so if you have fewer yards of the MC such as 780yds / 713m of MC, you can still knit a generously sized wrap. Simply work fewer diamond pattern repeats and bind off a little early to customize the size.

Shown in
Mominoki Ramie Silk (60% Wool, 20% Silk, 20% Ramie; 465yds / 425m per 100g skein)

Gold Sample
MC - Silver
CC1 - Safran
CC2 - Honey Bee
CC3 - Rust

Purple Sample
MC - Ink
CC1 - Sakura
CC2 - Black Cherry
CC3 - Nasu

Needles
US 4 / 3.5mm circular in 40′′ / 100cm length or size needed to obtain gauge

Notions
Tapestry needle

Gauge
24 sts & 40 rows = 4′′ / 10cm in diamond pattern after blocking

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