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Day 17 : Feather Diamond Lace Knit Stitch : #21daysoflaceknitstitches

Swatch of the Feather Diamond Lace Knit Stitch
Welcome to Day 17 of the 21 Days of Lace Knit Stitches Series! Learn how to knit this advanced beginner lace knit stitch in the video tutorial below. We’re going to be increasing and decreasing lacy diamonds, which look like overlapping leaves to me.
Today’s stitch is a larger version of yesterday’s stitch. In all honesty, I’m intimidated by stitches that have several rows and look complicated and this one looks complicated. {It really isn’t.} My comfort zone is 4 rows or less, and the fewer stitches the better. I hope you’ll be brave with me and give this one a try.

Materials:

  • Size US 13 {9mm} Knitting Needles
  • Yarn: Lana Grande by Cascade Yarns

Video Tutorial:

Pattern, Knit Flat:

  • CO in multiples of 10+1 STS
  • For my swatch I CO 21 STS
  • Row 1 {RS}: K3 *K2TOG, YO, K1, YO, SKP, K5* last 8 sts K2TOG, YO, K1, YO, SKP, K3
  • Row 2 {WS}: *P*
  • Row 3 {RS}: K2 *K2TOG [K1, YO] twice, K1, SKP, K3* last 9 sts K2TOG [K1, YO] twice, K1, SKP, K2
  • Row 4 {WS}: *P*
  • Row 5 {RS}: K1 *K2TOG, K2, YO, K1, YO, K2, SKP, K1*
  • Row 6 {WS}: *P*
  • Row 7 {RS}: K2TOG *K3, YO, K1, YO, K3, SK2PO* last 9 sts K3, YO, K1, YO, K3, SKP
  • Row 8 {WS}: *P*
  • Row 9 {RS}: K1 *YO, SKP, K5, K2TOG, YO, K1*
  • Row 10 {WS}: *P*
  • Row 11 {RS}: K1 *YO, K1, SKP, K3, K2TOG, K1, YO, K1*
  • Row 12 {WS}: *P*
  • Row 13 {RS}: K1 *YO, K2, SKP, K1, K2TOG, K2, YO, K1*
  • Row 14 {WS}: *P*
  • Row 15 {RS}: K1 *YO, K3, SK2PO, K3, YO, K1*
  • Row 16 {WS}: *P*
  • Repeat rows 1-16 until desired length.

Tip:

Even without a border it lays nice and flat.
Increase and decrease on the same row, so the stitch count is the same on every row.
This stitch needs to be blocked to show off the lace.

Lace Knit Stitch Yarn Options:

Read my article Best Yarn For Lace Knit Stitches to learn about the good, the bad and the exceptions when choosing a yarn for lace knitting!

Front:

Swatch of the Front Side of the Feather Diamond Lace Knit Stitch

Back:

Swatch of the Back Side of the Feather Diamond Lace Knit Stitch

Abbreviations:

  • * – * – repeat pattern
  • CO – cast-on {long-tail cast-on method}
  • K – knit stitches {K1 means to knit 1 stitch}
  • K2TOG – knit 2 stitches together
  • K2TOG TBL – knit 2 stitches together through the back loop
  • P – purl stitches {P2 means to purl 2 stitches}
  • RS – right side
  • SKP – slip 1 stitch knit-wise, knit the next stitch, pass the slipped stitch over the knitted stitch
  • SK2PO – slip 1 stitch knit-wise, knit the next 2 stitches together, pass the slipped stitch over the knit stitches
  • STS – stitches
  • WS – wrong side
  • YO – yarn over
Swatch of the Feather Diamond Lace Knit Stitch
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This would make a beautiful triangle shawl with the point starting at one of the diamonds!
What would you design using this stitch?
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