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Diamond and Feather Pattern

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Diamond and feather lace knitted swatchDiamond and feather lace knitted swatch

from The Knitted Lace Pattern Book c1870

I have updated this pattern into modern terms, balanced the repeats with feather and fan at both sides, made the decreases neater, charted and test knit it.

In Words

Special abbreviations

SSK = Slip, slip, knit. Slip the next two stitches knitways, one at a time. Slip them back onto the left hand needle in their new twisted position and knit the two together.

SSP = Slip, slip, purl. Slip the next two stitches knitways, one at a time. Slip them back onto the left hand needle in their new twisted position and purl the two together through the back of the stitches.

Cast on a multiple of 24 stitches plus 15 extra.

Row 1 (RS): K1, *k2tog, k2tog, k1, [yo, k1] 4 times, k2tog, k2tog, k3, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k3, repeat from * to last 14 sts, k2tog, k2tog, k1, [yo, k1] 4 times, k2tog, k2tog, k1.
Row 2: P14, *p2, ssp, yo, p3, yo, p2tog, p15, repeat from * to last st, p1.
Row 3: K1, *k14, k2tog, yo, k5, yo, ssk, k1, repeat from * to last 14 sts, k14.
Row 4: P14, *ssp, yo, p7, yo, p2tog, p13, repeat from * to last st, p1.
Row 5: K1, *k2tog, k2tog, k1, [yo, k1] 4 times, k2tog, k2tog, k2, yo, ssk, k3, k2tog, yo, k2, repeat from * to last 14 sts, k2tog, k2tog, k1, [yo, k1] 4 times, k2tog, k2tog, k1.
Row 6: P14, *p3, yo, p2tog, p1, ssp, yo, p16, repeat from * to last st, p1.
Row 7: K1, *k17, yo, k3tog, yo, k4, repeat from * to last 14 sts, k14.
Row 8: P14, *p3, ssp, yo, p1, yo, p2tog, p16, repeat from * to last st, p1.

Rows 1 to 8 form the pattern. Repeat for the desired length.

Charted

Cast on a multiple of 24 stitches plus 15 extra.

Rows 1 to 8 form the pattern. Repeat for the desired length.

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