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Diamond Brocade Block

A Diamond Brocade Block.

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Knitting Diamonds:

I love knitting motifs that include diamonds, and this Diamond Brocade block is a winner for any patchwork project you're working on. After a couple of repeats you'll get the rhythm and you'll find that this is actually a pretty quick-to-knit pattern.

Materials:

  • about 100 yards of the worsted weight yarn of your choice (I used Plymouth Encore color 515)
  • one pair size 8 US knitting needles
  • scissors and yarn needle

Gauge:

17 stitches per 4 inches, or 4.25 stitches per inch.

Size:

12 by 12 inch block.

Instructions:

  1. Cast on 49 stitches.
  2. Work in Diamond Brocade, as follows:

    Row 1: Knit 4, *purl 1, knit 7. Repeat from * across, ending purl 1, knit 4.

    Row 2: Purl 3, *knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 5. Repeat from * across, with the last repeat ending purl 3.

    Row 3: Knit 2, *purl 1, knit 3. Repeat from * across, with last repeat ending knit 2.

    Row 4: Purl 1, *knit 1, purl 5, knit 1, purl 1. Repeat from * across.

    Row 5: *Purl 1, knit 7. Repeat from * across.

    Row 6: Repeat row 4.

    Row 7: Repeat row 3.

    Row 8: Repeat row 2.

  3. Continue in pattern for 12 inches.
  4. Bind off. Weave in ends.
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