In this post, I’m sharing how to knit the Raised Diamonds stitch pattern, using knit and purl stitches only.
In fact, there are no twists, no decreases, nor increases! Yep 😉
Lately, we’ve been practicing several patterns which create rich textures by working stitches through the back loop, or right/left crossing stitches.
So, today, I wanted to show you how to build larger solid shapes with a combination of plain knit and purl stitches only.
The Raised Diamonds stitch pattern has some advantages to it:
First of all, it’s super easy to knit. Every two rows, we work what we see (knit the knits and purl the purls); furthermore, some rows will be repeated.
Secondly, it’s a lovely pattern, perfect for large garments, such as blankets or sweaters, as well as accessories: Hats, bags, etc.
In third place, both sides look pretty, so I’d say it’s a reversible pattern, although not identical on both sides.
Nevertheless, if you want to knit a rectangular piece that should stay flat, please take into account that the lateral edges could bend (which can be solved by adding a nice edge).
Without further ado, grab your needles and a little bit of yarn, and let’s get started!
CO: Cast on
RS: Right side of the work
BO: Bind off
Raised Diamonds knit stitch pattern
CO multiples of 7 + 2; i.e.: 7 * 3 = 21 + 2 = 23 stitches.
1º and 9º rows (RS): K1 (edge), *P3, K1, P3*. Repeat from * to *, ending with K1 (edge)
2º and 10º rows: K1, *K3, P1, K3*. Repeat from * to *, ending with K1
3º and 7º rows: K1, *P2, K1, P1, K1, P2*. Repeat from * to *, ending with K1
4º and 8º rows: K1, *K2, P1, K1, P1, K2*. Repeat from * to *, ending with K1
5º row: K1, *P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1*. Repeat from * to *, ending with K1
6º row: K1, *K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1*. Repeat from * to *, ending with K1
These 10 rows create the pattern. Repeat them until the desired length is reached.
When finished, BO knitwise after a row 9, working each stitch as it presents (WS).
This is the other side of the work:
Enjoy the video tutorial:
Thank you for watching 🙂
Hugs, and happy knitting
Carolina – So Woolly
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