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Pretty Open Diamond Border

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Pattern

Abbreviations

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BO = bind off
cdd (centered double decrease) = slip 2 as if to knit them together, knit 1, pass the two slipped stitches over.
CO = cast on
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 stitches together
p = purl
RS = right side
ssk = slip 1 knitwise, slip 1 purlwise, knit these 2 stitches together
st / sts = stitch / stitches
WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over

Instructions

This version includes 2 edge sts, worked in garter st, on either side of the work. The edge sts are included in the row instructions.

Using 3.25mm/US3 needles and sport weight yarn, CO multiple of 8 sts plus 4.
Pattern (16 rows):
Row 1 (RS): k2, *k2, yo, cdd, yo, k3, repeat from * to last 2 sts, k2
Row 2 and all following WS rows: k2, p to last 2 sts, k2
Row 3: k2, *k2tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k1, repeat from * to last 2 sts, k2
Row 5: k3, *yo, k5, yo, cdd, repeat from * to last st, k1
Row 7: k2, *k2, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k1, repeat from * to last 2 sts, k2
Row 9: k2, *k3, yo, cdd, yo, k2, repeat from * to last 2 sts, k2
Row 11: k2, *k1, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk, repeat from * to last 2 sts, k2
Row 13: k1, * cdd, yo, k5, yo, repeat from * to last 3 sts, k3
Row 15: k2, *k1, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k2, repeat from * to last 2 sts, k2
Repeat rows 1 to 16 until work is desired size, ending with row  2. BO knitwise.

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