Diamond Days Shawl

Large and small diamonds play together across this triangular shawl. The silk content in the ocean-blue yarn adds a luxurious drape and a slight sheen to the finished project.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: 50″ wide and 25½” deep at center back, relaxed after blocking.

Gauge: 22 sts and 33 rows = 4″ [10 cm] in St st, relaxed after blocking.

Materials

Yarn:

Super Fine Weight Yarn Cascade Yarns Heritage Silk (85% Superwash Merino Wool, 15% Mulberry Silk; 437 yards [400 meters]/100 grams): 5626 Turquoise, 2 skeins (see notes).

Needles: US size 5 (3.75 mm): 24″ or longer circular needle

Notions: Markers; US size F/5 (3.75 mm) crochet hook; tapestry needle.

Special Stitches

Sl3tog = Slip 2 sts onto crochet hook as if to knit 2 together, sl 1 kwise, pull yarn through all sts on hook.

Sl5tog = Slip 3 sts onto crochet hook as if to knit 3 together, (slp 1 kwise) 2 times, pull yarn through all sts on hook.

Pattern Notes

This pattern is worked in rows from the top down, starting with a garter tab and finishing with a crochet bind-off.

For a smaller shawl that uses only one skein of yarn, work one less repeat of chart 2 than directed.

The stitches surrounded by the red border on Chart 2 are the pattern repeat. These stitches are worked multiple times. The first time you work the chart, these stitches are worked twice; they are worked 2 additional times each time your repeat the chart.

When blocking, stretch out the shawl and pin firmly for best results.

Pattern

CO 3 sts.

Rows 1-5: Knit.

Row 6 (RS): K3, turn work 90 degrees to the right, pick up and knit 3 sts along side of work, turn work 90 degrees to the right, pick up and knit 3 sts along CO edge – 9 sts.

Row 7 (WS): K3, p3, k3.

Row 8: K3, yo, k1, yo, place marker, k1, place marker, yo, k1, yo, k3 – 13 sts.

Row 9: K3, purl to last 3 sts, slipping markers as you come to them, k3.

Row 10: K3, yo, knit to marker, yo, sl marker, k1, sl marker, yo, knit to last 3 sts, yo, k3 – 4 sts increased.

Repeat Rows 9-10, 6 more times – 41 sts.

Chart 1 Set Up Row (WS): K3, work Chart 1, sl marker, p1, sl marker, work Chart 1, k3.

Chart 1 Set Up Row (RS): K3, work Chart 1, sl marker, k1, sl marker, work Chart 1, k3.

Continue as established until all 16 rows of Chart 1 have been worked – 73 sts.

Chart 2 Set Up Row (WS): K3, work Chart 2 (see Pattern Notes), sl marker, p1, sl marker, work Chart 2, k3.

Chart 2 Set Up Row (RS): K3, work Chart 2, sl marker, k1, sl marker, work Chart 2, k3.

Continue as established until all 32 rows of Chart 2 have been worked 3 times.

Work Rows 1-29 of Chart 2 once more – 321 sts.

Crochet Bind-off

With crochet hook, (sl3tog, chain 6, sl5tog, chain 6) to first marker, remove marker, sl next st onto hook, pull yarn through both sts on hook, chain 6, remove marker, (chain 6, sl5tog, chain 6, sl3tog) to end. Cut yarn and draw through last st.

Finishing

Weave in ends. Block, stretching out the shawl and pinning firmly for best results.yarn ball

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