Harlequin Diamonds

This is derived from pattern 41 - Double Circle Edging - in Barbara Abbey's book 'Knitting Lace'. With a yarn coarser than lace weight, and in stocking stitch rather than garter, the most prominent motif is a diamond, hence my choice of name.

Shown with a cast-on count of 26 stitches.

Getting chart...

  • Row 1 (RS): P2, k1, *yo, k3, yo, ssk, k3, k2tog, repeat from * to last 3 sts, k1, p2.
  • Rows 2, 4, 8, and 10: K2, purl to last 2 sts, k2.
  • Row 3: P2, k1, *yo, k1, bunny ears back dec, k1, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, repeat from * to last 3 sts, k1, p2 (multiple of 9 sts, plus 6).
  • Row 5: P2, k1, *k1, k2tog, yo, yo, yo, ssk, k1, yo, sl1-k2tog-psso, yo, repeat from * to last 3 sts, k1, p2 (multiple of 10 sts, plus 6).
  • Row 6: K2, p1, *p5, p3 tbl, p2, repeat from * to last 3 sts, p1, k2.
  • Row 7: P2, k1, *ssk, k3, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, repeat from * to last 3 sts, k1, p2.
  • Row 9: P2, k1, *ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k1, bunny ears back dec, k1, yo, repeat from * to last 3 sts, k1, p2 (multiple of 9 sts, plus 6).
  • Row 11: P2, k1, *yo, sl1-k2tog-psso, yo, k1, k2tog, yo, yo, yo, ssk, k1, repeat from * to last 3 sts, k1, p2 (multiple of 10 sts, plus 6).
  • Row 12: K2, p1, *p2, p3 tbl, p5, repeat from * to last 3 sts, p1, k2.