Diamond Shawl

April’s birthstone is the stunning diamond. Diamonds can be a knitter’s best friend, too! Diamond motifs large and small sprinkle this rectangular wrap. Plant fibers keep this project suitable for warmer months, and a metallic thread woven through the yarn gives it just the right special sparkle.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: 21” wide x 60” long

Gauge: 16 sts x 26 rows = 4” [10 cm] in lace patt after wet blocking.

Materials

Yarn:

Lace weight yarn Universal Yarn Universe (42% Linen, 41% Cotton, 9% Glitter, 9% Polyamide; 246 yards [225 meters]/50 grams): 10-09 Pottery, 4 balls

Needle: US size 4 (3.5 mm)

Notions: Tapestry needle.

Pattern Notes

This shawl is knit in one piece from one end to the other.

Pattern

CO 89 sts.
Knit 6 rows.
Begin working pattern from charts.

Beginning

Chart A Section
Row 1 (RS): K3, work Row 1 of Chart A over 83 sts, k3.
Row 2 (WS): K3, work Row 2 of Chart A over 83 sts, k3.
Cont in patt as est through Row 16 of chart.

Chart B Section

Row 1 (RS): K3, work Row 1 of Chart B over 83 sts, k3.
Row 2 (WS): K3, work Row 2 of Chart B over 83 sts, k3.
Cont in patt through Row 16 of Chart B, then rep Rows 1-16, 3 more times.

Chart A Section

Row 1 (RS): K3, work Row 1 of Chart A over 83 sts, k3.
Row 2 (WS): K3, work Row 2 of Chart A over 83 sts, k3.
Cont in patt as est through Row 16 of chart.
Knit 4 rows.

Center

Chart C Section

Row 1 (RS): K3, work Row 1 of Chart C over 83 sts, k3.
Row 2 (WS): K3, work Row 2 of Chart C over 83 sts, k3.
Cont in patt as est through Row 12 of chart.

Row 1 (RS): K3, work Row 1 of Center Chart over 83 sts, k3.
Row 2 (WS): K3, work Row 2 of Center Chart over 83 sts, k3.
Cont in patt as est through Row 160 of chart.

Chart C Section

Row 1 (RS): K3, work Row 1 of Chart C over 83 sts, k3.
Row 2 (WS): K3, work Row 2 of Chart C over 83 sts, k3.
Cont in patt as est through Row 12 of chart.

End

Knit 4 rows.

Chart A Section

Row 1 (RS): K3, work Row 1 of Chart A over 83 sts, k3.
Row 2 (WS): K3, work Row 2 of Chart A over 83 sts, k3.
Cont in patt as est through Row 16 of chart.

Chart B Section

Row 1 (RS): K3, work Row 1 of Chart B over 83 sts, k3.
Row 2 (WS): K3, work Row 2 of Chart B over 83 sts, k3.
Cont in patt through Row 16 of Chart B, then rep Rows 1-16, 3 more times.

Chart A Section

Row 1 (RS): K3, work Row 1 of Chart A over 83 sts, k3.
Row 2 (WS): K3, work Row 2 of Chart A over 83 sts, k3.
Cont in patt as est through Row 16 of chart.
Knit 6 rows.
BO all sts.

Finishing

Weave in ends but do not clip. Wet block shawl using blocking wires, stretching taut.
After shawl is fully dry, trim ends. yarn ball

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