How to knit corner of Diamond of the Island lace edging

 

 

I know I told you that I won’t be doing corners for lace borders in my near future (remember cable edging corners?), but “Diamond of the Island” lace edging was staring at me.

You know – “why this white cables and laces got corner, but I can’t” kind of way. I felt guilty.

 

 

knit lace border pattern

 

“Diamond of the Island” lace border pattern was inspired from the sea and sand. This is where the name came from too. It’s like little diamonds are in the sand and waves are curling around them.

Now – the corner. For one corner, you should make at least 5 pattern repeats. I tried with 7 repeats and this is fine too, but 5 is minimum. Otherwise it will start to tear and won’t look nice.

 

Abbreviations:

  • sl 1st st = slip first stitch knitwise;
  • k = knit
  • p = purl
  • YO = yarn over
  • k2tog = knit 2 together
  • ssk = slip, slip, knit together
  • p2tog = purl 2 together
  • wrap & turn

 

Knitting instructions:

Row 1: Slip first stitch knit wise, k3, YO, k2tog, k1, p1, k5, p2, k1, p1, k1, p2, k5, p1, k2, YO, k2tog, YO, YO, k2; turn;

Row 2: k3, p1, k2, YO, k2tog, k1, p3, p2tog, k2, YO, p1, k1, p1, YO, k2, p2tog, p3, k1, p3; wrap & turn;

Row 3: YO, k2tog, k1, p1, k2, k2tog, p2, YO, k2, p1, k2, YO, p2, ssk, k2, p1, k2, YO, k2tog, k4; turn;

Row 4: k6, YO, k2tog, k1, p1, p2tog, k2, YO, p3, k1, p3, YO, k2, p2tog, p1, k1; wrap & turn;

Row 5: p1, k2tog, p2, YO, k4, p1, k4, YO, p2, ssk, p1, k2, YO, k2tog, YO, YO, k2tog, YO, YO, k2; turn;

Row 6: k3, p1, k2, p1, k2, YO, k2tog, k1, p1, k2, p5, k1, p5, k2, p1, k1; wrap & turn;

Row 7: p1, k1, YO, p2, ssk, k3, p1, k3, k2tog, p2, YO, k1, p1, k2, YO, k2tog, k7; turn;

Row 8: Bind off 5 stitches, k3 (you have total of 4 stitches now), YO, k2tog, k1, p2, YO, k2, p2tog, p2, k1, p2, p2tog, k2, YO, p2, k1, p3; wrap & turn;

Row 9: YO, k2tog, k1, p1, k3, YO, p2, ssk, k1, p1, k1, k2tog, p2, YO, k3, p1, k2, YO, k2tog, k2; turn;

Row 10: k4, YO, k2tog, k1, p4, YO, k2, p2tog, k1, p2tog, k2, YO, p4, k1, p3, YO, k2tog, k2; turn;

Repeat 5 times for one corner.

 

How to knit Diamond of the Island lace edging chart

knit lace corner tutorial

 

This is how your corner will look before blocking. Kind of ugly, I know. But it will look better, I promise.

 

How to knit Diamond of the Island lace edging corner

 

This is how it looks after blocking.

 

 

 

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2 thoughts on “How to knit corner of “Diamond of the Island” lace edging

  • 29. December 2016 at 21:04
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    I love knitting a pattern and enjoy all of your patterns. I am teaching my grand daughter to knit. Do you have any easy patterns for a beginner?

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    • 30. December 2016 at 11:36
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      I’m not sure – how beginner is she? Does she knit back and forth or is she already trying to knit in rounds? Also, what kind of stitches she’s practicing and is she wanting to do more interesting stuff? If she’s doing back and forth knitting, and she’s still on knit-purl stitches, then she could try to knit legwarmers – first and last 10 rows (if knitted some finer yarn, like fingering etc) in 1:1 ribbing, and Stockinette stitch in between. You can help her sew the edges after (to form a round). Of course, that same idea can be knit in rounds too. For very beginner, ribbing is interesting and a bit challenging. I could help you out with ideas and patterns, if I know more of what she already can do and what she wants to learn 🙂

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