how to knit diamond of the island lace edging

 

I worked on a new knitted border last week. Naturally, it is lacy and romantic. There’s no other way.

I am so proud to introduce you knitted lace edging called “Diamond of the Island”. With very romantic name, of course.

Why this name? It seemed like there are little diamonds in the sand and waves are coming in. Or maybe it is just my imagination in full speed πŸ™‚ You decide.

 

 

Are you up for adventure in knitting?

 

Here is a chart:

Diamond of the Island knit lace edging chart1

And here are written instructions:

Cast on 32 stitches and purl first row.

Start with the Diamond of the Island pattern.

Row 1: Slip first stitch knitwise, 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, YO, k2tog, k2; turn;

Row 3: Sl 1st st, k3, YO, k2tog, k1, p1, k2, k2tog, p2, YO, k2, p1, k2, YO, p2, ssk, k2, p1, k2, YO, k2tog, k4; turn;

Online Knitting ClassRow 4: k6, YO, k2tog, k1, p1, p2tog, k2, YO, p3, k1, p3, YO, k2, p2tog, p1, k1, p3, YO, k2tog, k2; turn;

Row 5: Sl 1st st, k3, YO, k2tog, k1, 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, p3, YO, k2tog, k2; turn;

Row 7: Sl 1st st, k3, YO, k2tog, k1, 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, YO, k2tog, k2; turn;

Row 9: Sl 1st st, k3, 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;

Now, if you’re working with the project that needs a corner, then look at this post on how to work corners for “Diamond of the Island” knit border.

sl 1st st = slip first stitch knit wise;
k = knit
p = purl
YO = yarn over (by the way – I have a tutorial on how to make yarn over twice / YO, YO)
k2tog = knit 2 together
ssk = slip, slip, knit together
p2tog = purl 2 together

Did you accept the challenge? Show me your laces πŸ™‚ If you want more knitted edgings then check out my pattern for cable and lace edging.

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5 thoughts on ““Diamond of the Island” lace edging pattern

    • 21. April 2015 at 07:11
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      Thanks!

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  • 22. January 2016 at 19:30
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    This is a beautiful design! I am relatively new to charts and do not understand the two different symbols for “purl two together”. In the written instructions it seems they are the same. Why are their different symbols, if they are the same? How hard would it be to make the edges the same (preferably the points)?

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    • 22. January 2016 at 19:49
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      Those symbols are actually just to make it visually more acceptable. So that we could see the pattern in chart – I don’t know if it makes sense. About the edges – I think it’s doable, but I’m not sure…

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  • 8. March 2016 at 09:59
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    The shawl is fab so I have decided to add the border. 5 pattern repeats for corner works for me. I am attaching as I go along. It will take some time. Thank you PaternDuchess for sharing.

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