Thursday, October 08, 2009
Lena's Diamonds -- Pattern Draft
Triangles on the sides:
Row 1 (right side): pick up 12 sts
Row 2 and all wrong side rows: purl
Row 3 and remaining right side rows: knit till 2 sts left, k2tog
Cast on 77 sts, k1 p1 for 1 in.
Pick up for the first triangle. Knit one triangle at a time and leave 2 sts open between each triangle.
When picking up for the first set of diamonds, anchor the center 2 sts on the ribbing. Do the same when picking up all the diamonds (pick up 8 sts from the side of a diamond, 2 sts from the diamond below). This way the diamonds look more connected.
Arm hole shaping: decrease 1 st per row at each end for 2 rows.
Neck is natually shaped by the diamonds and triangles.
Cast on 77 sts, k1 p1 till it's same length as front with no shaping for armholes or neck. Back will pull in a bit and that's ok.