Diamanten

I found these diamond stitch patterns when looking through a book of old German charted designs that date back to the early 1900s. I updated the designs to use both left- and right-leaning decreases, used a modern method of denoting the stitches in the charts, and wrote out the stitch instructions for those unfamiliar with knitting charted designs. Since the design was inspired by German knitting techniques, I named the pattern Diamanten, which is German for Diamonds.

Both scarf and shawl are knit from the cast on edge straight through to the bind off edge. Edge points are made by a series of increases and decreases worked into the lace.


Yarn: Lace weight; 350 [910] yards.
Model: Louet Mooi in Amethyst, 1 hank.
Gauge: 16 sts and 25 rows to 4 inches (10 cm) in stitch pattern, blocked.
Needles: US 5 (3.75 mm), or size required for gauge.
Finished size: 11 x 61 [24 x 72] inches; 28 x 155 [61 x 183] cm.
Notions: stitch markers and lifelines are optional
Difficulty:
Intermediate

Skills: K2tog, ssk, YO, double YO, k3tog, s1-k2tog-psso
Stitch instructions: Charted and written.

This pattern is listed on Ravelry.

Thank you!

Thank yous are due, once again, to the inestimable Kristie for test knitting this pattern for me.