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Knit Diamond Stitch Pattern

diamond knit stitch pattern made only using knit and purl stitches

diamond knit stitch pattern made only using knit and purl stitches

Knitting materials and tools:

<> DPN 4 mm (US 6 / UK 8)

<> Loops&Threads, Impeccable (4): 100 % – Acrylic

Common abbreviations of knit stitches:

k – knit

p – purl

st(s) – stitch(es)

sel s – selvage stitch: always slip the first stitch knitwise, work to the last stitch, purl the last stitch

knit diamond stitch for hats and blankets

Diamond knit stitch instructions:

Cast on a multiple of 4 sts, plus 2 selvage stitches.

Row 0: sel, s, purl all stitches, sel s. I call this Row zero because we are not going to repeat it after.

Row 1: sel s, *bring the working yarn in front and slip the next 3 stitches to the right-hand needle (do not pull the working yarn), k1 – repeat from *, sel s.

Row 2: sel, s, purl all stitches, sel s.

Row 3: Repeat Row 1.

Row 4: sel, s, purl all stitches, sel s.

Row 5: sel s, *k1, insert the needle underneath two bars that were formed in Rows 1 and 3, knit the next stitch and pull the yarn back underneath bars, k2 – repeat from *, sel s.

Row 6: sel, s, purl all stitches, sel s.

Row 7: sel s, k2, *bring the working yarn in front and slip the next 3 stitches to the right-hand needle (do not pull the working yarn), k1 – repeat from * until you have 3 stitches, bring the working yarn in front and slip the next 2 stitches to the right-hand needle, sel s.

Row 8: sel, s, purl all stitches, sel s.

Row 9: repeat Row 7.

Row 10: sel, s, purl all stitches, sel s.

Row 11: sel s, k2, *k1, insert the needle underneath two bars that were formed in Rows 1 and 3, knit the next stitch and pull the yarn back underneath bars, k2  – repeat from * until you have 3 stitches, k1, insert the needle underneath two bars that were formed in Rows 7 and 9, knit the next stitch and pull the yarn back underneath bars,  sel s.

Row 12: sel, s, purl all stitches, sel s.

Repeat Rows 1-12 to form a pattern.

easy diamond knit stitch pattern

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