Thursday, 22 August 2013

Make it ! Knitted diamonds !!!

It seems that nowadays "diamonds are a girl's best friend" is truer than ever!!!
Have you seen how many works from quilting to crochet have these shapes as a must?

I thought to follow this trend, too, giving you some directions on how to knit 2 simple diamonds in garter stitch!


You will need :

  • yarn
  • a pair of straight knitting needles
  • a pair of scissors
  • a tapestry needle
  • a row counter (optional)
Before starting to knit, you need to know how to :
  • cast on (any method will be fine for this project)
  • work a knit stitch. K(nit)
  • increase at the beginning and at the end of a row : you have to knit the same stitch twice, that is knit into the front and back of that stitch. K1f&b
  • decrease at the beginning and at the end of a row : simply knit 2 side stitches together. K2tog
  • bind off
For my diamonds, I've used some chunky yarn (51% wool, 49% acrylic) and a pair of 6mm knitting needles. My favourite casting on method is the knitted cast on method, that implies the use of both knitting needles!

Please note that this is not a pictorial tutorial, but a written pattern!!!

A) KNIT A "SQUARE DIAMOND"


cast on 1 stitch
row 1 : K 
row 2 : start the increasing : K1f&b (2 stitches)
row 3 : K
row 4 : K1f&b, K1f&b (4 stitches)
row 5 : K
row 6 : K1f&b, K2, K1f&b (6 stitches)
row 7: K
row 8 : K1f&b, K4, K1f&b (8 stitches)
row 9 : K
row 10 : K1f&b, K6, K1f&b (10 stitches)
row 11 : K
row 12 : K1f&b, K8, K1f&b (12 stitches)
row 13 : K
row 14 : K1f&b, K10, K1f&b (14 stitches)
row 15 : K
row 16 : K1f&b, K12, K1f&b (16 stitches)
row 17 : K
row 18 : K1f&b, K14, K1f&b (18 stitches)
row 19 : K
row 20 : K1f&b, K16, K1f&b (20 stitches)  
row 21 : K
row 22 : K
row 23 : start the decreasing : K2tog, K16, K2tog (18 stitches)
row 24 : K
row 25 : K2tog, K14, K2tog (16 stitches)
row 26 : K
row 27 : K2tog, K12, K2tog (14 stitches)
row 28 : K
row 29 : K2tog, K10, K2tog (12 stitches)
row 30 : K
row 31 : K2tog, K8, K2tog (10 stitches)
row 32 : K
row 33 : K2tog, K6, K2tog (8 stitches)
row 34 : K
row 35 : K2tog, K4, K2tog (6 stitches)
row 36 : K
row 37 : K2tog, K2, K2tog (4 stitches)
row 38 : K
row 39 : K2tog, K2tog (2 stitches)
row 40 : K
cast off, by knitting 2 stitches together (K2tog) !

B) KNIT A "REAL DIAMOND"



cast on 1 stitch
row 1 : K
row 2 : start the increasing : K1f&b (2 stitches)
rows 3, 4 and 5 : K
row 6 : K1f&b, K1f&b (4 stitches)
rows 7, 8 and 9 : K
row 10 : K1f&b, K2, K1f&b (6 stitches)
rows 11, 12 and 13 : K
row 14 : K1f&b, K4, K1f&b (8 stitches)
rows 15, 16 and 17 : K
row 18 : K1f&b, K6, K1f&b (10 stitches)
rows 19, 20 and 21 : K
row 22 : K1f&b, K8, K1f&b (12 stitches)
rows 23 and 24 : K
row 25 : start the decreasing : K2tog, K8, K2tog (10 stitches)
rows 26, 27 and 28 : K
row 29 : K2tog, K6, K2tog (8 stitches)
rows 30, 31 and 32 : K
row 33 : K2tog, K4, K2tog (6 stitches)
rows 34, 35 and 36 : K
row 37 : K2tog, K2, K2tog (4 stitches)
rows 38, 39 and 40 : K
row 41 : K2tog, K2tog (2 stitches)
rows 42, 43 and 44 : K
row 45 : K2tog
bind off , just by knitting 2 stitches together (K2tog) !


Please, if you have any problem/question, feel free to leave a comment in the comment box or just contact me !
Hope you'll have some fun in knitting these diamonds !!!
Note that following the above patterns, you can knit some triangles, too!!!! (for triangle "A" remember to cast off after row 21, while for triangle "B" cast off after row 23!!!!). ;oD

xxxx Alessandra

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4 comments:

  1. Neat! Are you going to make something with these diamonds?
    Kate :}

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  2. Great tutorial. I was wondering what you are going to make with the diamonds too.

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  3. All I can think is how nice some diamonds would look hanging on a Christmas or yule tree.

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  4. Love the diamonds would make nice bunting x

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