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Open Diamond Lace Edging

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A wide, knitted sawtooth edge lace edging with a series of 9 lace diamonds set inside a large diamond.

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This pattern was designed by Laurence Lee Leslie in 1905 and appeared in the December edition of The Modern Priscilla on page 12.

There is also a matching “Open Diamond Insertion”, originally published in the April 1906 edition.

The Pattern

In Words

Special Abbreviations

p and k: purl into the next stitch without dropping it off the needle, then knit into the same stitch. This creates two stitches out of one.

p and k2tog: purl into the next stitch without dropping it off the needle, then knit the stitch together with the next stitch. This creates two stitches out of two.

Pattern

Cast on 47 stitches and knit one row.

Row 1 (RS): k2, k2tog, (yo) twice, k2tog, k2, [k2tog, (yo) twice, k2tog] twice, k6, k2tog, yo, (p and k) 3 times, p and k2tog, yo, ssk, yo, k3, yo, k2tog, k10, yo, k1

Row 2 (WS): k13, p7, (p2tog) 4 times, p10, k1, p3, k1, p5, k4

Row 3: k2, k2tog, (yo) twice, k2tog, k4, k2tog, (yo) twice, k2tog, k7, k2tog, yo, (p and k) 3 times, p and k2tog, (yo, ssk) twice, yo, k1, (yo, k2tog) twice, k1, [k2tog, (yo) twice, k2tog] twice, k1, yo, k1

Row 4: k5, (p1, k3) twice, p9, (p2tog) 4 times, p11, k1, p7, k4

Row 5: k2, k2tog, (yo) twice, k2tog, k14, k2tog, yo, (p and k) 3 times, p and k2tog, (yo, ssk) twice, yo, k3, (yo, k2tog) twice, k10, yo, k1

Row 6: k13, p11, (p2tog) 4 times, p18, k4

Row 7: k2, k2tog, (yo) twice, k2tog, k13, k2tog, yo, (p and k) 3 times, p and k2tog, (yo, ssk) twice, yo, k5, (yo, k2tog) twice, k1, [k2tog, (yo) twice, k2tog] twice, k1, yo, k1

Row 8: k5, (p1, k3) twice, p13, (p2tog) 4 times, p17, k4

Row 9: k2, k2tog, (yo) twice, k2tog, k12, k2tog, yo, (p and k) 3 times, p and k2tog, (yo, ssk) twice, yo, k7, (yo, k2tog) twice, k10, yo, k1

Row 10: k13, p15, (p2tog) 4 times, p16, k4

Row 11: k2, k2tog, (yo) twice, k2tog, k11, k2tog, yo, (p and k) 3 times, p and k2tog, (yo, ssk) twice, yo, k2, k3tog, (yo) 3 times, k2tog, k2, (yo, k2tog) twice, k1, [k2tog, (yo) twice, k2tog] twice, k1, yo, k1

Row 12: k5, (p1, k3) twice, p6, k1, p1, k1, p8, (p2tog) 4 times, p15, k4

Row 13: k2, k2tog, (yo) twice, k2tog, k10, k2tog, yo, (p and k) 3 times, p and k2tog, yo, ssk, yo, k3, yo, k2tog, k5, ssk, yo, k3, yo, k2tog, k10, yo, k1

Row 14: k13, p19, (p2tog) 4 times, p14, k4

Row 15: k2, k2tog, (yo) twice, k2tog, k9, k2tog, yo, (p and k) 3 times, p and k2tog, (yo, ssk) twice, yo, k1, (yo, k2tog) twice, k3, (ssk, yo) twice, k1, (yo, k2tog) twice, k1, [k2tog, (yo) twice, k2tog] twice, k1, yo, k1

Row 16: k5, (p1, k3) twice, p21, (p2tog) 4 times, p13, k4

Row 17: k2, k2tog, (yo) twice, k2tog, k8, k2tog, yo, (p and k) 3 times, p and k2tog, (yo, ssk) twice, yo, k3, (yo, k2tog) twice, k1, (ssk, yo) twice, k3, (yo, k2tog) twice, k10, yo, k1

Row 18: k13, p23, (p2tog) 4 times, p12, k4

Row 19: k2, k2tog, (yo) twice, k2tog, k7, k2tog, yo, (p and k) 3 times, p and k2tog, (yo, ssk) twice, yo, k5, yo, k2tog, yo, sl1 k2tog psso, yo, ssk, yo, k5, (yo, k2tog) twice, k1, [k2tog, (yo) twice, k2tog] twice, k1, yo, k1

Row 20: k5, (p1, k3) twice, p25, (p2tog) 4 times, p11, k4

Row 21: k2, k2tog, (yo) twice, k2tog, k6, k2tog, yo, (p and k) 3 times, p and k2tog, (yo, ssk) twice, yo, k7, yo, k2tog, k1, ssk, yo, k7, (yo, k2tog) twice, k10, yo, k1

Row 22: k13, p27, (p2tog) 4 times, p10, k4

Row 23: k2, k2tog, (yo) twice, k2tog, k5, k2tog, yo, (p and k) 3 times, p and k2tog, (yo, ssk) twice, yo, k2, k3tog, (yo) 3 times, k2tog, k2, yo, sl1 k2tog psso, yo, k2, k3tog, (yo) 3 times, k2tog, k2, (yo, k2tog) twice, k1, [k2tog, (yo) twice, k2tog] twice, k1, yo, k1

Row 24: k5, (p1, k3) twice, p6, k1, p1, k1, p9, k1, p1, k1, p8, (p2tog) 4 times, p9, k4

Row 25: k2, k2tog, (yo) twice, k2tog, k4, k2tog, yo, (p and k) 3 times, p and k2tog, yo, ssk, yo, k3, yo, k2tog, k5, ssk, yo, k3, yo, k2tog, k5, ssk, yo, k3, yo, k2tog, k10, yo, k1

Row 26: k13, p31, (p2tog) 4 times, p8, k4

Row 27: k2, k2tog, (yo) twice, k2tog, k3, k2tog, yo, (p and k) 3 times, p and k2tog, (yo, ssk) twice, yo, k1, (yo, k2tog) twice, k3, (ssk, yo) twice, k1, (yo, k2tog) twice, k3, (ssk, yo) twice, k1, (yo, k2tog) twice, k1, [k2tog, (yo) twice, k2tog] twice, k1, yo, k1

Row 28: k5, (p1, k3) twice, p33, (p2tog) 4 times, p7, k4

Row 29: k2, k2tog, (yo) twice, k2tog, k2, k2tog, yo, (p and k) 3 times, p and k2tog, (yo, ssk) twice, yo, k3, (yo, k2tog) twice, k1, (ssk, yo) twice, k3, (yo, k2tog) twice, k1, (ssk, yo) twice, k3, (yo, k2tog) twice, k10, yo, k1

Row 30: k13, p35, (p2tog) 4 times, p6, k4

Row 31: k2, k2tog, (yo) twice, k2tog, k1, k2tog, yo, (p and k) 3 times, p and k2tog, (yo, ssk) twice, yo, k5, yo, k2tog, yo, sl1 k2tog psso, yo, ssk, yo, k5, yo, k2tog, yo, sl1 k2tog psso, yo, ssk, yo, k5, (yo, k2tog) twice, k1, [k2tog, (yo) twice, k2tog] twice, k1, yo, k1

Row 32: k5, (p1, k3) twice, p37, (p2tog) 4 times, p5, k4

Row 33: k2, k2tog, (yo) twice, (k2tog) twice, yo, (p and k) 3 times, p and k2tog, (yo, ssk) twice, yo, k7, yo, k2tog, k1, ssk, yo, k7, yo, k2tog, k1, ssk, yo, k7, (yo, k2tog) twice, k10, yo, k1

Row 34: k13, p39, (p2tog) 4 times, p4, k4

Row 35: k2, k2tog, (yo) twice, k2tog, k1, (p and k) 3 times, p and k2tog, (yo, ssk) twice, yo, k2, k3tog, (yo) 3 times, k2tog, k2, yo, sl1 k2tog psso, yo, k2, k3tog, (yo) 3 times, k2tog, k2, yo, sl1 k2tog psso, yo, k2, k3tog, (yo) 3 times, k2tog, k2, (yo, k2tog) twice, k1, [k2tog, (yo) twice, k2tog] twice, k1, yo, k1

Row 36: k5, (p1, k3) twice, p6, k1, p1, k1, p9, k1, p1, k1, p9, k1, p1, k1, p8, (p2tog) 4 times, p3, k4

Row 37: k2, k2tog, (yo) twice, k2tog, k1, yo, p and k2tog, (p and k) 3 times, (yo, k2tog) three times, k5, ssk, yo, k3, yo, k2tog, k5, ssk, yo, k3, yo, k2tog, k5, (ssk, yo) twice, k10, k2tog, yo, p2tog

Row 38: k13, p39, (p2tog) 4 times, p4, k4

Row 39: k2, k2tog, (yo) twice, k2tog, k2, yo, p and k2tog, (p and k) 3 times, (yo, k2tog) three times, k3, (ssk, yo) twice, k1, (yo, k2tog) twice, k3, (ssk, yo) twice, k1, (yo, k2tog) twice, k3, (ssk, yo) twice, k2, [k2tog, (yo) twice, k2tog] twice, k2tog, yo, p2tog

Row 40: k5, (p1, k3) twice, p37, (p2tog) 4 times, p5, k4

Row 41: k2, k2tog, (yo) twice, k2tog, k3, yo, p and k2tog, (p and k) 3 times, (yo, k2tog) three times, k1, (ssk, yo) twice, k3, (yo, k2tog) twice, k1, (ssk, yo) twice, k3, (yo, k2tog) twice, k1, (ssk, yo) twice, k10, k2tog, yo, p2tog

Row 42: k13, p35, (p2tog) 4 times, p6, k4

Row 43: k2, k2tog, (yo) twice, k2tog, k4, yo, p and k2tog, (p and k) 3 times, (yo, k2tog) twice, yo, sl1 k2tog psso, yo, ssk, yo, k5, yo, k2tog, yo, sl1 k2tog psso, yo, ssk, yo, k5, yo, k2tog, yo, sl1 k2tog psso, yo, ssk, yo, k2, [k2tog, (yo) twice, k2tog] twice, k2tog, yo, p2tog

Row 44: k5, (p1, k3) twice, p33, (p2tog) 4 times, p7, k4

Row 45: k2, k2tog, (yo) twice, k2tog, k5, yo, p and k2tog, (p and k) 3 times, (yo, k2tog) twice, k1, ssk, yo, k7, yo, k2tog, k1, ssk, yo, k7, yo, k2tog, k1, ssk, yo, k10, k2tog, yo, p2tog

Row 46: k13, p31, (p2tog) 4 times, p8, k4

Row 47: k2, k2tog, (yo) twice, k2tog, k6, yo, p and k2tog, (p and k) 3 times, yo, k2tog, yo, sl1 k2tog psso, yo, k2, k3tog, (yo) 3 times, k2tog, k2, yo, sl1 k2tog psso, yo, k2, k3tog, (yo) 3 times, k2tog, k2, yo, sl1 k2tog psso, yo, k2, [k2tog, (yo) twice, k2tog] twice, k2tog, yo, p2tog

Row 48: k5, (p1, k3) twice, p6, k1, p1, k1, p9, k1, p1, k1, p8, (p2tog) 4 times, p9, k4

Row 49: k2, k2tog, (yo) twice, k2tog, k7, yo, p and k2tog, (p and k) 3 times, (yo, k2tog) three times, k5, ssk, yo, k3, yo, k2tog, k5, (ssk, yo) twice, k10, k2tog, yo, p2tog

Row 50: k13, p27, (p2tog) 4 times, p10, k4

Row 51: k2, k2tog, (yo) twice, k2tog, k8, yo, p and k2tog, (p and k) 3 times, (yo, k2tog) three times, k3, (ssk, yo) twice, k1, (yo, k2tog) twice, k3, (ssk, yo) twice, k2, [k2tog, (yo) twice, k2tog] twice, k2tog, yo, p2tog

Row 52: k5, (p1, k3) twice, p25, (p2tog) 4 times, p11, k4

Row 53: k2, k2tog, (yo) twice, k2tog, k9, yo, p and k2tog, (p and k) 3 times, (yo, k2tog) three times, k1, (ssk, yo) twice, k3, (yo, k2tog) twice, k1, (ssk, yo) twice, k10, k2tog, yo, p2tog

Row 54: k13, p23, (p2tog) 4 times, p12, k4

Row 55: k2, k2tog, (yo) twice, k2tog, k10, yo, p and k2tog, (p and k) 3 times, (yo, k2tog) twice, yo, sl1 k2tog psso, yo, ssk, yo, k5, yo, k2tog, yo, sl1 k2tog psso, yo, ssk, yo, k2, [k2tog, (yo) twice, k2tog] twice, k2tog, yo, p2tog

Row 56: k5, (p1, k3) twice, p21, (p2tog) 4 times, p13, k4

Row 57: k2, k2tog, (yo) twice, k2tog, k11, yo, p and k2tog, (p and k) 3 times, (yo, k2tog) twice, k1, ssk, yo, k7, yo, k2tog, k1, ssk, yo, k10, k2tog, yo, p2tog

Row 58: k13, p19, (p2tog) 4 times, p14, k4

Row 59: k2, k2tog, (yo) twice, k2tog, k12, yo, p and k2tog, (p and k) 3 times, yo, k2tog, yo, sl1 k2tog psso, yo, k2, k3tog, (yo) 3 times, k2tog, k2, yo, sl1 k2tog psso, yo, k2, [k2tog, (yo) twice, k2tog] twice, k2tog, yo, p2tog

Row 60: k5, (p1, k3) twice, p6, k1, p1, k1, p8, (p2tog) 4 times, p15, k4

Row 61: k2, k2tog, (yo) twice, k2tog, k13, yo, p and k2tog, (p and k) 3 times, (yo, k2tog) three times, k5, (ssk, yo) twice, k10, k2tog, yo, p2tog

Row 62: k13, p15, (p2tog) 4 times, p16, k4

Row 63: k2, k2tog, (yo) twice, k2tog, k14, yo, p and k2tog, (p and k) 3 times, (yo, k2tog) three times, k3, (ssk, yo) twice, k2, [k2tog, (yo) twice, k2tog] twice, k2tog, yo, p2tog

Row 64: k5, (p1, k3) twice, p13, (p2tog) 4 times, p17, k4

Row 65: k2, k2tog, (yo) twice, k2tog, k15, yo, p and k2tog, (p and k) 3 times, (yo, k2tog) three times, k1, (ssk, yo) twice, k10, k2tog, yo, p2tog

Row 66: k13, p11, (p2tog) 4 times, p18, k4

Row 67: k2, k2tog, (yo) twice, k2tog, k4, k2tog, (yo) twice, k2tog, k8, yo, p and k2tog, (p and k) 3 times, (yo, k2tog) twice, yo, sl1 k2tog psso, yo, ssk, yo, k2, [k2tog, (yo) twice, k2tog] twice, k2tog, yo, p2tog

Row 68: k5, (p1, k3) twice, p9, (p2tog) 4 times, p11, k1, p7, k4

Row 69: k2, k2tog, (yo) twice, k2tog, k2, [k2tog, (yo) twice, k2tog] twice, k7, yo, p and k2tog, (p and k) 3 times, (yo, k2tog) twice, k1, ssk, yo, k10, k2tog, yo, p2tog

Row 70: k13, p7, (p2tog) 4 times, p10, k1, p3, k1, p5, k4

Row 71: k2, k2tog, (yo) twice, k2tog, k4, k2tog, (yo) twice, k2tog, k10, yo, p and k2tog, (p and k) 3 times, yo, k2tog, yo, sl1 k2tog psso, yo, k2, [k2tog, (yo) twice, k2tog] twice, k2tog, yo, p2tog

Row 72: k5, (p1, k3) twice, p5, (p2tog) 4 times, p13, k1, p7, k4

Rows 1 to 72 form the pattern. Repeat for the desired length.

Charted

Cast on 47 stitches and knit one row. Commence from row 1 of the chart.

Chart for knitting the open diamond lace edging.
Legend to accompany the chart for knitting the open diamond lace edging.

Rows 1 to 72 form the pattern. Repeat for the desired length.

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