Open Diamond Pattern for Stockings, Shawls, &c

From the Internet Archive version of The lady's assistant for executing useful and fancy designs in knitting, netting and crochet work... by Mrs. (Jane) Gaugain.

Please do NOT use this map without referring to the source material. Rows 2 and 6 need stitches that aren't quite there. (Or, as Mrs. Gaugain says in explanation of an asterisk after the double decrease: "See remark ...

From the Internet Archive version of The lady's assistant for executing useful and fancy designs in knitting, netting and crochet work... by Mrs. (Jane) Gaugain.

Please do NOT use this map without referring to the source material. Rows 2 and 6 need stitches that aren't quite there. (Or, as Mrs. Gaugain says in explanation of an asterisk after the double decrease: "See remark on this in the preceding Stocking Receipt. — At the end of every front row you will have an odd stitch, which belongs to the A at the beginning of the row, which cannot be used to finish ; the work not being round, the stitch is always worked plain, but is not marked in the receipt ; consequently, being the last on the front rows, it will be the first on the back rows ; therefore work it off plain, then proceed as in receipt for back row.")

Please refer to version 2 for a more directly usable version of the pattern.

Shown with a cast-on count of 36 stitches.   Getting chart...

  • Rows 1 and 9 (WS): Purl.
  • Rows 2 and 6: *Sl1-k2tog-psso, yo, k2, k2tog, yo, k7, yo, k2tog, k2, yo, repeat from *.
  • Rows 3 and 7: *P2, p2tog, yo, p2, p2tog, yo, p1, yo, p2tog, p2, yo, p2tog, p3, repeat from *.
  • Rows 4 and 8: *K2, k2tog, yo, k2, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, k2tog, k2, yo, k2tog, k1, repeat from *.
  • Row 5: *P2tog, yo, p2, p2tog, yo, p5, yo, p2tog, p2, yo, p2tog, p1, repeat from *.
  • Rows 10 and 14: *K4, yo, k2tog, k2, yo, sl1-k2tog-psso, yo, k2, k2tog, yo, k3, repeat from *.
  • Rows 11 and 15: *Yo, p2tog, p2, yo, p2tog, p5, p2tog, yo, p2, p2tog, yo, p1, repeat from *.
  • Rows 12 and 16: *K2, yo, k2tog, k2, yo, k2tog, k3, k2tog, yo, k2, k2tog, yo, k1, repeat from *.
  • Row 13: *P2, yo, p2tog, p2, yo, p2tog, p1, p2tog, yo, p2, p2tog, yo, p3, repeat from *.