Diamond Pattern Shawl

Diamond Pattern Shawl
Diamond Pattern Shawl

Free Knitting Patterns - Diamond Pattern Shawl

To knit this shawl, use about 12 ounces 4-ply worsted weight yarn, number 11 circular needle (29") to accommodate large number of stitches, markers and size F crochet hook.

Abbreviations: k (knit) p (purl) 0 (yarn over) sl (slip) St (stitch) psso (pass slip stitch over) inc (increase) tog (together) sc (single crochet) ch (chain) sk (skip)

Gauge: 4 sts equal 1 inch, 5 rows equal 1 inch

Note: Scroll halfway down this page to "Shawl" to begin this project. Row 1 of pattern below is determined once you reach the pattern insert point on the shawl. Begin this project with the "Shawl Instructions" below, then incorporate the pattern where instructed. Knit loosely. Shawl is worked from neck down.

Pattern:

Note: This pattern should be practiced many times before starting shawl. For practice purposes, you may cast on 36 stitches or however many you chose.

Row 1: (Wrong side) P.

Row 2: K 1, inc in same st, k 1, * 0, sl 1, k 2 tog, psso, 0, k 7, repeat from * across, end with inc in last st before marker. (End all even pattern rows in this manner.)

Row 3: (And all uneven rows) P.

Row 4: K 1, inc in same st, * k 2 tog, 0, k 3, 0, sl 1, K 1, psso, k 3, repeat from* across.

Row 6: K 1, inc in same st, * k 2 tog, 0, k 5, 0, sl 1, k 1, psso, k 1, repeat from* across.

Row 8: K 1, inc in same st, k 2 tog, * 0, k 7, 0, sl 1, k 2 tog, psso, repeat from * across.

Row 10: K 1, inc in same st, k 3, * 0, sl 1, k 1, psso, k 3, k 2 tog, 0, k 3, repeat from* across.

Row 12: K 1, inc in same st, * k 5, 0, sl 1, k 1, psso, k 1, k 2 tog, 0, repeat from* across.

Repeat 12 pattern rows once more, then rows 1 and 2 of pattern.

Shawl: Loosely cast on 32 sts.

Row 1: (And all uneven rows) P.

Row 2: K 2, place marker, k 28, place marker, k 2.

Row 4: Inc in each of first 2 sts, sl marker, inc in next st, k 26, inc in next st, sl marker, inc in each of last 2 sts.

Row 6: Inc in first st, * k to within 1 st before marker, inc in this st, sl marker, inc in next st, repeat from * once, k to end, inc in NEXT to last st- 44sts.

Continue rows 1 through 6 for 7 inches.

Work 6 rows garter st (k each row). Continuing to inc as established, k 1¾ inches in stockinette (k 1 row, p 1 row).

Start pattern, inc as established. (Start new pattern at each section after incs.) When pattern is completed, k 1 3/4 inches in stockinette.

Work 6 rows garter st.

Work 2 inches stockinette.

Work 10 rows garter st. Bind off.

Work row of sc around neck and each front edge. Turn, * ch 3, sk 1 ch, sl st in next ch. Repeat from * around each front edge and neck.

Fringe: Cut fringe over 8-inch card. Using three strands, tie through every 3rd st across lower edge. If desired, double tie.

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