Chair Cover 5 – Beautiful Diamond Pattern

From Exercises in Knitting by Cornelia Mee. Original text at Project Gutenberg.

Sample for beautiful diamond pattern from COrnelia Mee's Exercises in Knitting

Original Pattern

Pins No. 10; 24 stitches to a pattern; 6 shades of scarlet four-threaded German wool, 12 rows of each shade, and for the centre, 12 rows of white. Cast on 128 stitches.

First row:—Knit 2, make 1, knit 2 together, knit 3 (make 1 and knit 2 together 3 times), knit 2 together and draw the preceding stitch on the right-hand needle over the stitch formed by knitting the last 2 together, make 1 and knit 2 together twice, make 1, knit 3, make 1, knit 2 together; repeat.

Second row:—Seamed.

Third row:—Knit 1, knit 2 together, make 1, knit 3 (knit 2 together and make 1 three times), knit 1 (make 1 and knit 2 together twice), make 1, knit 3, knit 2 together, make 1, knit 1.

Fourth row:—Seamed.

Fifth row:—Knit 2, make 1, knit 2 together, knit 1 (knit 2 together and make 1 three times), knit 3 (make 1 and knit 2 together three times), knit 2, make 1, knit 2 together; repeat.

Sixth row:—Seamed.

Seventh row:—Knit 1, knit 2 together, make 1, knit 1 (knit 2 together and make 1 three times), knit 5 (make 1 and knit 2 together three times), knit 2 together, make 1, knit 1, and repeat.

Eighth row:—Seamed.

Ninth row:—Knit 2, make 1, knit 2 together, knit 1 (make 1 and knit 2 together three times), knit 1, make 1, knit 2 together, knit 2 (make 1 and knit 2 together four times).

Tenth row:—Seamed.

Eleventh row:—Knit 1, knit 2 together, make 1, knit 3 (make 1 and knit 2 together three times), knit 2 (knit 2 together and make 1 three times), knit 1, knit 2 together, make 1, knit 1.

Twelfth row:—Seamed.

Updated Version

This version includes the edge stitches in the row by row instructions

Needles: US3/3.25mm

Abbreviations

k = knit
yo = yarn over
k2tog = knit two stitches together

Colour Pattern

Use 6 shades of red yarn, beginning with the darkest; work 12 rows of each, 12 rows of white for the centre, then reverse the reds.

Cast on any number of stitches divisible by 24, plus 8 more for the edges

Rows 1 – 4: k across

Pattern Begins

Row 5: k4, *k2, yo, k2tog, k3, (yo and k2tog 3times), k2tog, pass previous stitch over, yo, k2tog, yo, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, k2tog, repeat from * to last four stitches, k4

Row 6: k4, purl across to last four stitches, k4

Row 7: k4, *k1, k2tog, yo, k3, (k2tog and yo 3 times), k1, (yo and k2tog twice), yo, k3, k2tog, yo, k1, repeat from * to last four stitches, k4

Row 8: k4, purl across to last four stitches, k4

Row 9: k4, *k2, yo, k2tog, k1, (k2tog and yo three times), k3, (yo and k2tog three times), k2, yo, k2tog, repeat from * to last four stitches, k4

Row 10: k4, purl across to last four stitches, k4

Row 11: k4, *k1, k2tog, yo, k1, (k2tog and yo three times), k5, (yo and k2tog three times), k2tog, yo, k1, repeat from * to last four stitches, k4

Row 12: k4, purl across to last four stitches, k4

Row 13: k4 *k2, yo, k2tog, k1, (yo and k2tog three times), k1, yo, k2tog, k2 (yo and k2tog four times), repeat from * to last four stitches, k4

Row 14: k4, purl across to last four stitches, k4

Row 15: k4, * k1, k2tog, yo, k3, (yo and k2tog three times), k2, (k2tog and yo three times), k1, k2tog, yo, k1, repeat from * to last four stitches, k4

Row 16: k4, purl across to last four stitches, k4

Repeat knitted and colour pattern to desired length.

Last 4 Rows: Knit across

Cast off.

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