Double Diamond Knitting Pattern

A nice and simple pattern that has no wrong or right side, it looks good from either side!

Double Diamond

Abbreviations
k – knit
p – purl
st/sts – stitch/stitches
yo – yarn over
sl – slip
skpo – sl 1 st, k1, pass sl st over

Cast on multiples of 14 sts.

Row 1: *k3, p3, k4, p3, k1* to end of row.

Row 2: *p2, k1, p4, k5, p2* to end of row.

Row 3: *k1, p7, k6* to end of row.

Row 4: *p5, k3, skpo, yo, k4* to end of row.

Row 5: Same as Row 3.

Row 6: Same as Row 2.

Row 7: Same as Row 1.

Row 8: *k5, p4, k1, p4* to end of row.

Row 9: *p1, k7, p6,* to end of row.

Row 10: *k1, skpo, yo, k4, p5, k2* to end of row.

Row 11: Same as Row 9.

Row 12: Same as Row 8.

These 12 rows form the pattern.

To knit a washcloth, or dishcloth, using DK weight yarn and 4.00mm needles, cast on 42 stitches, knit 4 repeats of the pattern, then Rows 1 & 2 once more, cast off and sew in ends. This makes a cloth approximately 7″/18cm square.

© Shana Rae 2016

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Saturday Scraps – Snakes & Ladders

Designing hasn’t been going according to plan of late, it’s been like the proverbial game of Snakes & Ladders. During a recent bout of knoodling*, I knitted this pattern, just a scrap really, but I thought I’d share 🙂

Saturday Scraps - Snakes & Ladders
Saturday Scraps – Snakes & Ladders

Snakes & Ladders

Abbreviations
k – knit
p – purl
st/sts – stitch/stitches
yo – yarn over
cn – cable needle
sl – slip
psso – pass slipped stitch over
skpo – sl 1 st, k1, pass sl st over
p2togtbl – purl 2 sts together through back of loop
C4B – slip 2 sts to cable needle, hold at back, knit 2 sts from left needle, knit the 2 sts on cable needle
C4F – slip 2 sts to cable needle, hold at front, knit 2 sts from left needle, knit the 2 sts on cable needle

Cast on 20 sts.

Row 1: K5, yo, skpo, k5, yo, skpo, k6.

Row 2: P5, yo, p2togtbl, p5, yo, p2togtbl, p6.

Row 3: K5, yo, skpo, k1, C4B, yo, skpo, k6.

Row 4: As Row 2.

Row 5: As Row 1.

Row 6: As Row 2.

Row 7: K5, yo, skpo, k1, C4F, yo, skpo, k6.

Row 8: As Row 2.

These 8 rows form the pattern.

© Shana Rae 2016

*knoodling – random knitting accompanied by random doodling on graph paper

Treillage Cable & Lace Knitting Pattern

It has oft been mentioned that I have an addiction to cables, much the same can be said about lace. Combine the two, absolute bliss 🙂

Treillage

Note, when I knitted the sample, I added 12 sts either side to show the pattern clearer.
On Odd Rows: (k1, p11) before pattern, (p11, k1) after pattern (right side)
On Even Rows: k12 before pattern, k12 after pattern (wrong side)

Abbreviations
k – knit
p – purl
st/sts – stitch/stitches
yo – yarn over
cn – cable needle
sl – slip
skpo – sl 1 st, k1, pass sl st over
k2tog – knit 2 sts together
C3B – sl next st onto cn and hold at back of work, k2 from left-hand needle, knit st from cn
C3F – sl next 2 sts onto cn and hold at front of work, k1 from left-hand needle, knit sts from cn

Cast on 16 sts.

Row 1: K4, (yo, skpo) 3 times, k6.

Row 2 (and all even rows): Purl.

Row 3: K3, (yo, skpo) 3 times, C3B, k4.

Row 5: K4, (yo, skpo) twice, C3B, k2tog, yo, k3.

Row 7: K3, (yo, skpo) twice, C3B, k2tog, yo, k4.

Row 9: K4, yo, skpo, C3B, (k2tog, yo) twice, k3.

Row 11: K3, yo, skpo, C3B, (k2tog, yo) twice, k4.

Row 13: K4, C3B, (k2tog, yo) 3 times, k3.

Row 15: K6, (k2tog, yo) 3 times, k4.

Row 17: K4, C3F, (k2tog, yo) 3 times, k3.

Row 19: K3, yo, skpo, C3F, (k2tog, yo) twice, k4.

Row 21: K4, yo, skpo, C3F, (k2tog, yo,) twice, k3.

Row 23: K3, (yo, skpo) twice, C3F, k2tog, yo, k4.

Row 25: K4, (yo, skpo) twice, C3F, k2tog, yo, k3.

Row 27: K3, (yo, skpo) 3 times, C3F, k4.

Row 28: Purl.

These 28 rows form the pattern.

© Shana Rae 2016

 

Iridaceae Lace Knitting Pattern

This design is dedicated to my Grandma who taught me to knit before I started school. She was one of those knitters that barely needed to look at a pattern, Aran jumpers were knitted in the blink of an eye, while watching TV at the same time!

Shana's Grandma
Shana’s Grandma

I deeply regret not tapping into my Grandma’s knitting wisdom when she was alive, she had so much to teach me. When I’m sat designing new patterns I like to think that maybe she looking down on me, and hope she’s happy with my progress so far.

And for those who may be curious about the name of the pattern, my Grandma’s name was Iris 🙂

Iridaceae Lace
Iridaceae Lace

Iridaceae Lace

Abbreviations
k – knit
p – purl
st/sts – stitch/stitches
yo – yarn over
cn – cable needle
sl – slip
psso – pass slipped stitch over
skpo – sl 1 st, k1, pass sl st over
s2kpo – sl 2 sts together knitwise, k1, pass both sl sts over
k2tog – knit 2 sts together

Cast on multiples of 8 sts + 2 sts.

Row 1: K1 *k2, yo, k2tog, yo, s2kpo, yo, k1* to last st, k1.

Row 2 (And all even rows): Purl.

Row 3: K1 *k1, yo, k2tog, k3, skpo, yo* to last st, k1.

Row 5: *skpo, yo, k3, yo, skpo, k1* to last 2 sts, k2.

Row 7: K1 *k2, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, skpo, k1* to last st, k1.

Row 9: K1 *yo, s2kpo, yo, k3, yo, k2tog* to last st, k1.

Row 11: K1 *yo, skpo, yo, k1, yo, k2tog, k1* to last st, k1.

Row 13: K1 *yo, skpo, k1, skpo, yo, k3* to last st, k1.

Row 15: K1 *k1, yo, skpo, k3, k2tog, yo* to last st, k1.

Row 16: Purl.

These 16 rows form the pattern.

© Shana Rae 2016

Edit 15th Oct 2016: Row 13 amended