I am picturing this diamond panel on a place mat of my dinning room table or perhaps on a table runner. This would be a perfect pattern for such projects, I think.
When I was working on this panel last night while watching American Idol. I thought I might have mess up my stitches, but luckily I didn’t. Knitting lace patterns require a lot of concentration. One mistake will ruin the rest. I have 2 toddlers running around the house and always need my attention. So, knitting lace isn’t a thing for me when the girls are around. I have to wait until they go to bed so that I can completely concentrate on my pattern.
Diamond panel is another types of lace knit which is easy and fun to knit. It only has 8 rows to follow. Moreover, every row on the wrong side of this pattern is knitted in the same way. This is why I handpicked this specific pattern for beginning knitter. Fun, easy and pretty knitting stitches are something that I look for in order to help beginning knitters better learn and develop their knitting skills.
So have fun and keep practicing. Don’t forget to send us a picture of your project!
worked over 11 sts on a background of stockinette stitch (st st)
Row 1 (right side): P2, k2tog, [k1, yf] twice, k1, sl 1, k1, passo, p2.
Row 2 and every alt rows: k2, p7, k2.
Row 3: P2, k2tog, yf, k3, yf, sl 1, k1, psso, p2.
Row 5: P2, k1, yf, sl 1, k1, psso, k1, k2tog, yf, k1, p2.
Row 7: P2, k2, yf, sl 1, k2tog, psso, yf, k2, p2.
Row 8: As row 2.
Repeat these 8 rows to form a long lace panel.
st = stitch
st st = stockinette stitch
p = knit
k = purl
k2tog = knit 2 stitches together
yf = yarn forward
sl 1 = slip 1 stitch knitwise
psso = pass over (pass over the previous slip stitch over the current working stitch)
[ ] = repeat direction in side bracket as many times as indicated