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Diamond Lace with Turned Corners

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An embroidered linen doily with knitted lace edging featuring a design of diamonds and zig-zags

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This pattern was originally published in The Australian Woman’s Mirror, January 27th, 1954 and has been updated into modern terms, charted and tested for accuracy using a Stitch Map by Sarah Bradberry.

Designed for the Mirror by Dora E. Kerwan, Glenroy, Vic

Materials

Mercer crochet cotton No. 30 and a pair of No. 16 (1.75mm) knitting needles. You can, of course, use any yarn and needles sized to suit.

Measurements

Lace, 2 1/2 in. at widest part when knit with size 30 cotton and 1.75mm needles.

Pattern

In Words

Cast on 25sts

Row 1 (RS): K1, yok3, yo, [k2tog] twice, yok6, yo, [k2tog] twice, yok(26 sts).

Row 2 and all alternate rows: Knit

Row 3: K1, yok5, yo, [k2tog] twice, yok6, yo, [k2tog] twice, yok(27 sts).

Row 5: K1, yok7, yo, [k2tog] twice, yok6, yo, [k2tog] twice, yok(28 sts).

Row 7: K1, yok9, yo, [k2tog] twice, yok6, yo, [k2tog] twice, yok(29 sts).

Row 9: K1, yok11, yo, [k2tog] twice, yok6, yo, [k2tog] twice, yok(30 sts).

Row 11: K2togyok2togk8, yo, [k2tog] twice, yok6, yo, [k2tog] twice, yok(29 sts).

Row 13: K2togyok2togk6, yo, [k2tog] twice, yok6, yo, [k2tog] twice, yok(28 sts).

Row 15: K2togyok2togk4, yo, [k2tog] twice, yok6, yo, [k2tog] twice, yok(27 sts).

Row 17: K2togyok2togk2, yo, [k2tog] twice, yok6, yo, [k2tog] twice, yok(26 sts).

Row 19: [K2togyo] twice, [k2tog] twice, yok6, yo, [k2tog] twice, yok(25 sts).

Row 20: K25.

Rows 1 to 20 form the straight section of the lace. Repeat these rows for your desired length.

To Turn the Corner

Row 1 (RS): K1, yok3, yo, [k2tog] twice, yok6, yo, [k2tog] twice, yok(26 sts).

Row 2 and all alternate rows: Knit

Row 3: K1, yok5, yo, [k2tog] twice, yok6, yo, [k2tog] twice, yok(27 sts).

Row 5: K1, yok7, yo, [k2tog] twice, yok6, yo, [k2tog] twice, yok4, turn.

Row 7: K1, yok9, yo, [k2tog] twice, yok6, yo, [k2tog] twice, yok2, turn.

Row 9: K1, yok11, yo, [k2tog] twice, yok6, yok2togk2, turn.

Row 11: K2togyok2togk8, yo, [k2tog] twice, yok6, yok2togk2, turn (25 sts).

Row 13: K2togyok2togk6, yo, [k2tog] twice, yok6, yok2togk2, turn (23 sts).

Row 15: K2togyok2togk4, yo, [k2tog] twice, yok6, yok2togk2, turn (21 sts).

Row 17: K2togyok2togk2, yo, [k2tog] twice, yok6, yok2togk2, turn (19 sts).

Row 19: [K2togyo] twice, [k2tog] twice, yok6, yok2togk2, turn (17 sts).

Row 21: K1, yok3, yo, [k2tog] twice, yok8, turn.

Row 23: K1, yok5, yo, [k2tog] twice, yok6, turn.

Row 25: K1, yok7, yo, [k2tog] twice, yok4, turn.

Row 27: K1, yok9, yo, [k2tog] twice, yok2, turn.

Row 29: K1, yok11, yok2togk2, turn.

Row 31: K2togyok2togk8, yok2togk2, turn (15 sts).

Row 33: K2togyok2togk6, yok2togk2, turn (13 sts).

Row 35: K2togyok2togk4, yok2togk2, turn (11 sts).

Row 37: K2togyok2togk2, yok2togk2, turn (9 sts).

Row 39: [K2togyo] twice, k2togk2, turn (7 sts).

Rows 41, 43, 45, 47, and 49: K1, yok5, turn.

Rows 42, 44, 46, 48 and 50: Knit

Rows 51, 53, 55, and 57: K2togyok2togk4, turn.

Rows 52, 54, 56, and 58: Knit

Row 59: [K2togyo] twice, k2togk2, turn.

Row 61: K1, yok3, yok2togk2, turn (9 sts).

Row 63: K1, yok5, yok2togk2, turn (11 sts).

Row 65: K1, yok7, yok2togk2, turn (13 sts).

Row 67: K1, yok9, yok2togk2, turn (15 sts).

Row 69: K1, yok11, yok2togk2, turn (17 sts).

Row 71: K2togyok2togk8, yo, [k2tog] twice, yok2, turn.

Row 73: K2togyok2togk6, yo, [k2tog] twice, yok4, turn.

Row 75: K2togyok2togk4, yo, [k2tog] twice, yok6, turn.

Row 77: K2togyok2togk2, yo, [k2tog] twice, yok8, turn.

Row 79: [K2togyo] twice, [k2tog] twice, yok6, yok2togk2, turn.

Row 81: K1, yok3, yo, [k2tog] twice, yok6, yok2togk2, turn (19 sts).

Row 83: K1, yok5, yo, [k2tog] twice, yok6, yok2togk2, turn (21 sts).

Row 85: K1, yok7, yo, [k2tog] twice, yok6, yok2togk2, turn (23 sts).

Row 87: K1, yok9, yo, [k2tog] twice, yok6, yok2togk2, turn (25 sts).

Row 89: K1, yok11, yo, [k2tog] twice, yok6, yok2togk2, turn (27 sts).

Row 91: K2togyok2togk8, yo, [k2tog] twice, yok6, yo, [k2tog] twice, yok2, turn.

Row 93: K2togyok2togk6, yo, [k2tog] twice, yok6, yo, [k2tog] twice, yok(28 sts).

Row 95: K2togyok2togk4, yo, [k2tog] twice, yok6, yo, [k2tog] twice, yok(27 sts).

Row 97: K2togyok2togk2, yo, [k2tog] twice, yok6, yo, [k2tog] twice, yok(26 sts).

Row 99: [K2togyo] twice, [k2tog] twice, yok6, yo, [k2tog] twice, yok(25 sts).

Row 100: Knit

Work all rows of the corner turning once, then continue with the instructions for the straight section of lace until you wish to turn another corner.

Charted

Cast on 25sts

Knitting chart fora diamond lace border
Legend for knitting the diamond lace border

Rows 1 to 20 form the pattern for the straight section. Repeat these rows for your desired length.

To Turn the Corner

Knitting chart for turning the corner of the diamond lace border.

Work all rows of the corner turning once, then continue with the instructions for the straight section of lace until you wish to turn another corner.

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