Friday, February 10, 2017

Day 27 A Year of Stitches

Today's stitches will be

Antique Diamond Pattern and Diamonds in a Row

Antique Diamond Pattern

This is one of the oldest openwork diamond patterns.  It uses yos and decrease on both sides of the fabric in the Spanish fashion.

Multiple of 10 plus 1.

R1: (RS) - k1, *yo, ssk, k5, k2tog, yo, k1; rep from * across.
R2: p1, *p1, yo, p2tog, k3, p2tog-b, yo, p2; rep from *
R3: k1, * k2, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k3; rep from *
R4: k1, * k2, p1, yo, p3tog, yo, p1, k3; rep from *
R5: k1, * k2, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k3; rep from *
R6: k1, * k1, p2tog-b, yo, p3, yo, p2tog, k2; rep from *
R7: k1, * k2tog, yo, k5, yo, ssk, k1; rep from *
R8: p2tog, * yo, p1, k5, p1, yo, p3tog; rep from *, ending last rep p2tog instead of p3tog.

Rep R1 - R8 until you have a square or desired length.

Diamonds in a Row

Diamonds wrapped all around a ring?  If this pattern is worked wide enough, then sewn together, it could make a very nice cowl.

Multiple of  6 + 1

Cluster: (cl) - keeping the last loop on each dc on hook, dc in each of next 3 dc; yo, draw through all 4 loops on hook. cl made.  This is the standard cl when specific directions are not given.

R1: sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each rem ch; ch 4, (counts as dc and ch 1 of following row), turn.
R2: sk next 2 sts, 3 dc in next st, * ch 1, sk next 2 sts, dc in next st, ch 1, sk next 2 sts, 3 dc in next st; rep from * to last 3 sts, ch 1, sk 2 sts, dc in last st; ch 5 (counts as dc and ch 2 sp) turn.
R3: * cl over next 3 dc, ch 2, dc in next dc, ch 2; rep from * across. end last rep with cl over next 3 dc, ch 2, dc in 3 ch of turning ch; ch 1, turn.
R4: sc in first dc, * 2 sc in ch 2 sp, sc in cl, 2 sc in ch 2 sp; sc in next dc; rep from * across, end last rep with sc in last cl, 3 sc in ch 5 sp, ch 3, turn.
R5: dc in base of ch, ch 1, sk next 2 sc, 3 dc in next sc, ch 1, sk 2 sc, dc in next sc; rep from * across, end last rep with ch 1, sk 2 sc, 2 dc in last sc, ch 3 (counts as first dc of following row), turn
R6: dc in dc; ch 2, dc in next dc, * ch 2, cl over next 3 dc, ch 2, dc in next dc; rep from * across, end last rep with ch 2; holding back last loop of each dc, dc in last dc and in 3rd ch of turning ch (end cl made); yo and draw through 3 loops, ch 1, turn
R7: sc in end cl; * 2 sc in each ch 2 sp, sc in each dc and sc in each cl; rep from * across, end last rep with sc in last sc (sk turning ch); ch 4, turn.

Rep R2 - 7 for the pattern until you have a square or the desired length.