Project: Square 1
- I will try to incorporate the traditional
- in these squares, making each square a lesson in itself.
If you have my book Aran Knitting for Beginners and have studied
- the section on
design and diagramming and if you have made the
- sweater in the
book, you may now want to try something different.
- This diamond can
be placed in the front panel and down the sleeves
- instead of the
I made this square using the bulky weight yarn # 001 described on
- my yarn page and
#10 1/2 needles so they work up quickly and measure
- approximately 9 by
10 1/2 inches.
I used the Irish moss stitch to form a frame for the diamond and I
- will be using this
frame for all the squares. The diamond itself is placed
- on a purled
background to make it stand out. So study the picture
- carefully before
If you have any favorite patterns and they can be made up over
- 24 sts. You can
design your own squares. So come on get creative.
- For an afghan that
measures approx. 45” X 54” you will need 7 diamond squares.
- Materials you
1 pair #10 1/2 knitting needles.
- Each square takes
approx. 2 oz Bulky weight knitting worsted (see gage below).
4 sts = 1 1/2 inch.
k= knit, p= purl, sts= stitches, C4f= Cable 4 front, Cr3b= Cross 3 back,
- Tw3f= Twist 3
front, Tw3b= Twist 3 back, Im= Irish moss.
- Row 1:
K 1, p 1 across row.
- Row 2: P 1, k 1 across row. You will be knitting
over purled sts and purling over knits.
- C4f = cable 4 front, place next 2 sts on your cable
- Knit 2 sts from
your left hand needle then knit 2 sts from cable needle.
= cross 3 back,
slip next stitch on cable needle, k 2 then k 1 from cable needle.
= twist 3 front, slip next 2 sts on cable needle and leave at front of
work, p 1 from
hand needle then k 2 from cable needle.
= slip next st on cable needle and leave at back of work, k 2 from left
p 1 from cable needle.
on 32 sts
1: K 1,
p 1, across row.
2: P 1,
k 1, across row (this is the Irish moss stitch).
3 & 4:
same as rows 1 & 2.
p 1, p 10, c4f, p 10, Im4.
all even numbered rows, Im4, then k over all k sts and p over all p sts, Im
4 sts to form frame.
p 9, Cr3b, Tw3f, p 9, Im4.
Im4, p 8, Cr3b, p 1, k 1, Tw3f, p 8, Im4.
p 7, Cr3b, p 1, k 1, p 1, k 1, Tw3f, p 7, Im4.
p 6, Cr3b, p 1, k 1, 3 times, Tw3f, p 6, Im4.
p 5, Cr3b, p 1, k 1, 4 times, Tw3f, p 6, Im4.
Continue in this manner, decreasing 1 p st on the outer edge of your diamond
p 1, k 1, in the center till you are within 1p st from frame. You should end
with 9 k 1,
1 in middle of the diamond.
p 1, Tw3f, k 1, p 1, 8 times, Tw3b, p 1, Im4.
p 2, Tw3f, k 1, p 1, 7 times, Tw3b, p 2, Im4.
in this manner till you have only 1 k 1, p 1 in middle.
row Uneven row:
Im4, p 9, Tw3f, Tw3b, p 9, Im4.
4 Rows, Im across. Bind
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