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How to Knit the Lacy Diamond Stitch

This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the lacy diamond stitch. This lace pattern creates a beautiful fabric of interlocking diamonds. It’s great for shawls, light scarves, and sock cuffs.

Skill: Experienced
Cast On: Multiples of 6 + 1

For this pattern you will need to know the following techniques:
Knit – k
Purl – p
Knit Two Together – k2tog
Knit Two Together Through Back Loop – k2tog tbl
Yarn Over – yo
Pass Slip Stitch Over – psso

Pattern Instructions:

Row 1: *K1, k2tog; yo, K1, yo, k2tog tbl; rep from * to last st, k1
Row 2: Purl all stitches.
Row 3: K2tog, *yo, k3, yo, [sl 1 purlwise] twice, k1, p2sso; rep from * to last 5 sts, yo, k3, yo, k2tog tbl.
Row 4: Purl all stitches.
Row 5: *K1, yo, k2tog tbl, k1, k2tog, yo; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 6: Purl all stitches.
Row 7: K2, *yo, [sl 1 purlwise] twice, k1, p2sso, yo, k3; rep from * to last 5 sts, yo [sl 1 purlwise] twice, k1, p2sso, yo k2
Row 8: Purl all stitches.

Repeat rows 1 – 8 until you have reached your desired length.

After a few repeats your pattern should look like this:
Example of Lacy Diamond Stitch Right Side
Example of Lacy Diamond Stitch Right Side (click for larger)

Example of Lacy Diamond Stitch Wrong Side
Example of Lacy Diamond Stitch Wrong Side (click for larger)

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Comments

  1. craftygrandma56

    June 8, 2012

    I love the fact I can knit along with you – LOL!! you can even anticipate my dropping the stitch by saying be careful not to drop the stitch….my mom would have yanked it away from me…am so glad you can’t reach through the screen and do same!  Thank you so much for your beautiful patterns – your voice is so calm it is a pleasure to knit along with you!

  2. peachie6560

    June 8, 2012

    Could you add “purlwise” in the pattern?  You state purlwise in the video but not in the written pattern which could make a difference in the design.  Thanks.

    • newstitchaday

      June 8, 2012

       @peachie6560 I’ve added it, but in general when you slip a stitch in almost any pattern it’s purlwise unless otherwise stated.

  3. shlbycindy

    June 8, 2012

    I really appreciate these videos.  They’re so easy to follow along with and give excellent instructions on how to do the stitches.  I’m fairly new to knitting so this helps me a lot.  I love the fact that I can make up my own patterns now with these stitches and won’t have to spend hours online looking for a pattern.  

    • newstitchaday

      June 9, 2012

       @shlbycindy awesome! glad you’re putting them to good use.

  4. mamagriz

    June 9, 2012

    Can you suggest a pattern with this stitch,.  I love it.
    mamagriz

    • newstitchaday

      June 9, 2012

       @mamagriz i don’t know of one off the top of my head. Ravelry.com is always a good option. I’d search for diamond lace.

      • mamagriz

        June 9, 2012

         @newstitchaday
         Thanks