Friday, February 10, 2017

Day 29 A Year in Stitches

Today's stitches will be

Openwork Diamonds and Diamonds Block

Openwork Diamonds

This is a very old lace and there are many variations.  This version is common.

Multiple of 8 + 1

R1: (WS) and all other wrong side rows - P
R2: k1, * k1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k2; rep from *
R4: k1, * k2tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k1; rep from *
R6: k2tog, * yo, k5, yo, sl 1, k2tog, psso; rep from *, end last repeat ssk instead of sl 1, k2tog, psso.
R8: k1, * yo, ssk, k3, k2tog, yo, k1; rep from *
R10: k1, * k1, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k2; rep from *
R12: k1, * k2, yo, sl 1, k2tog, psso, yo, k3; rep from *

Rep R1-12 until you have a square or desired length

Diamond Blocks

Multiple of 10 + 7

shell:  (dc, ch5, dc) in specified st

R1: dc in 4th ch from hook and next 3 ch, * sk 2 ch, shell in next ch, sk 2 ch, dc in next 5 ch; rep from * across; ch 3 (counts as dc of following row), turn.
R2: dc in next 4 dc, * ch 2, sc in 3rd ch of shell, ch 2, dc in next 5 dc; rep from * across, ch 3, turn.
R3: sk next dc; * shell in next dc, sk 2 dc, 2 dc in ch 2 sp, dc in sc, 2 dc in ch 2 sp; sk next 2 dc; rep from * across to last 5 dc, sk 2 dc, shell in next dc, sk next dc, dc in turning ch; ch 4;(c0unts as dc ch 1) turn.
R4: * sc in 3rd ch of shell, ch 2, dc in next 5 dc, ch 2; rep from * to last shell, sc in 3rd ch of shell, ch 1, dc in 3rd ch of turning ch; ch 3, turn.
R5: dc in next ch 1 sp and in next sc, 2 dc in ch 2 sp; * sk 2 dc, shell in next dc, sk 2 dc, 2 dc in ch 2 sp, dc in sc, 2 dc in ch 2 sp, rep from * to last ch 2 sp, 2 dc in ch 2 sp, dc in sc, dc in 4th and in 3rd ch of turning ch, ch 3, turn.

Rep R2 - 5 for pattern until you have a square or you reach desired length.