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Day 6 : Diamond Lace Knit Stitch : #21daysoflaceknitstitches

Swatch of the Diamond Lace Knit Stitch

Welcome to Day 6 of the 21 Days of Lace Knit Stitches Series!

In the video tutorial below, I’ll show you how to knit the diamond lace knit stitch. This is a 16 row repeat, but don’t let that fool you. Only 6 rows are different, the rest repeat themselves. Plus, you’re only using 4 STS! :) After a couple of repeats, you won’t even need to look at the pattern.

This stitch is a beginner lace knit stitch, using left-leaning decreases and YO’s to create a beautiful diamond pattern, which I think looks like stained glass, especially with the right yarn {Definitely not gray!} :)


Materials:

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


Video Tutorial:


Pattern, Knit Flat:

CO in multiples of 8 STS

Row 1 {RS}: *K5, YO, SKP, K1*
Row 2 {WS}: *P*
Row 3 {RS}: *K4, {YO, SKP x2}*
Row 4 {WS}: *P*
Row 5 {RS}: *K5, YO, SKP, K1* {same as row 1}
Row 6 {WS}: *P*
Row 7 {RS}: *K*
Row 8 {WS}: *P*
Row 9 {RS}: *K1, YO, SKP, K5*
Row 10 {WS}: *P*
Row 11 {RS}: *{YO, SKP x2}, K4*
Row 12 {WS}: *P*
Row 13 {RS}: *K1, YO, SKP, K5* {same as row 9}
Row 14 {WS}: *P*
Row 15 {RS}: *K* {same as row 7}
Row 16 {WS}: *P*
Repeat rows 1-16 until desired length.


Tip:

Despite all the knit stitches on the front of the work, this lays nice and flat, so you don’t have to worry about curling.

I’m very happy with the outcome and I’d probably skip blocking it. I think it looks great just the way it is, but that’s my personal preference, to each their own :)

Increase and decrease on the same row, so the stitch count is the same on all rows.

This stitch would work great for designing a fall throw blanket, chunky lace triangle shawl or a cotton summer tank top.


Advanced Pattern, Knit Flat with a Border:

CO in multiples of 8 STS +4
For my swatch I CO 20 STS

Row 1 {RS}: P2 *K5, YO, SKP, K1* P2
Row 2 {WS}: *P*
Row 3 {RS}: P2 *K4, {YO, SKP x2}* P2
Row 4 {WS}: *P*
Row 5 {RS}: P2 *K5, YO, SKP, K1* P2 {same as row 1}
Row 6 {WS}: *P*
Row 7 {RS}: P2 *K* P2
Row 8 {WS}: *P*
Row 9 {RS}: P2 *K1, YO, SKP, K5* P2
Row 10 {WS}: *P*
Row 11 {RS}: P2 *{YO, SKP x2}, K4* P2
Row 12 {WS}: *P*
Row 13 {RS}: P2 *K1, YO, SKP, K5* P2 {same as row 9}
Row 14 {WS}: *P*
Row 15 {RS}: P2 *K* P2 {same as row 7}
Row 16 {WS}: *P*
Repeat rows 1-16 until desired length.


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!


Abbreviations:

* – * – repeat pattern
BO – bind-off in pattern
CO – cast-on {long-tail cast-on method}
K – knit stitches {K1 means to knit 1 stitch}
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
STS – stitches
WS – wrong side
YO – yarn over


Front:

Up-close Photo of the Front Side of the Diamond Lace Knit Stitch


Back:

Up-close Photo of the Back Side of the Diamond Lace Knit Stitch


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