Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Diamond Brocade

Omg I'm back two days in a row! It's like I'm on top of things or something. Actually that's a lie I'm just using up some time at knitsoc (the knitting society at university) on with today's stitch or rather stitches because it's a two for one!

Diamond Brocade is a very old, very cool pattern. Super easy and very pretty (for once I agree with Barbra) it's also super easy to edit. Because of this there are literally hundreds of versions of this pattern, today we'll be looking at two, plain diamond Brocade and double diamond Brocade. Both lend themselves nicely to men's vests I find and could be very attractive in two colours.

Simple diamond Brocade
Swatch is as follows: 4ply - 2.5mm needles - 33st X 32st - longtail CON - chain COFF

Pattern for working flat
Con multiple of 8st + 1
Row 1 - K4*P1,K7* end P1,K4
Row 2 - P3*K1,P1,K1,P5* end P3
Row 3 - K2*P1,K3* end K2
Row 4 - P1*K1,P5,K1,P1*
Row 5 - *P1,K7* end P1
Row 6 - Row 4
Row 7 - Row 3
Row 8 - Row 2
Double diamond brocade
Swatch is as follows
4ply - 2.5 mm needles - 36st x 48st - longtail CON - chain COFF

Pattern for working flat
Con multiple of 12st
Row 1 - K5*P2,K10* end P2,K5
Row 2 - and all even rows, knit all knit at purl all purl st
Row 3 - K3*P2,K2,P2,K6* end K3
Row 5 - K1*P2,K6,P2,K2* end K1
Row 7 - P1*K10,P2* end K10,P1
Row 9 - Row 5
Row 11 - Row 3
Row 12 - last week row of pattern see row 2

Whew, well next post is another brocade and it's honestly one of my favourite stitch patterns from the knit purl section of the book, as it's both interesting historically and very pretty. Anyway I have to get on knitting a jumper sleeve see you soon.

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