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Hello old and new friends. My blog has been inactive but I am still around. I loom-knit, weave and have picked up the sticks to needle knit, too! My patterns page links to Ravelry and I will answer questions about those. Maybe someday I will be back to write more. We will see where life takes me.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

The Friendly Scarf Project, Square 6/10

I've loom-knitted past the halfway mark for the scarf project! I did miss a week but I feel so much more far behind the other knitters in the Saturday group. I think some of them are sneakily knitting two squares a week. ;-)

Raised Diamonds
On the loom

For this week's stitch, I dug up a diamonds pattern from a needle-knitting dictionary. I really like the combined texture of the stockinette, garter and purl diamonds. I'd like to apply it to a hat pattern someday.

Raised Diamonds

Raised Diamonds
Worked flat, multiple of 8 sts + 1 edge st. on both sides
Row 1: *(P1 K1), rep from *
Row 2: *(K1 P1), rep from *
Row 3: *(K1 P1 K2 P2 K1 P1), rep from *
Row 4: *(P1 K1 P2 K2 P1 K1), rep from *
Row 5: *(P1 K3 P3 K1), rep from *
Row 6: *(K1 P3 K3 P1), rep from *
Row 7: *(K4 P4), rep from *
Row 8: *(P4 K4), rep from *
Row 9: *(K3 P1 K1 P3), rep from *
Row 10: *(P3 K1 P1 K3), rep from *
Row 11: *(K2 P1 K1 P1 K1 P2), rep from *
Row 12: *(P2 K1 P1 K1 P1 K2), rep from *
Row 13: *(K1 P1), rep from *
Row 14: *(P1 K1), rep from *
Row 15: *(P1 K1), rep from *
Row 16: *(K1 P1), rep from *
Row 17: *(P2 K1 P1 K1 P1 K2), rep from *
Row 18: *(K2 P1 K1 P1 K1 P2), rep from *
Row 19: *(P3 K1 P1 K3), rep from *
Row 20: *(K3 P1 K1 P3), rep from *
Row 21: *(P4 K4), rep from *
Row 22: *(K4 P4), rep from *
Row 23: *(K1 P3 K3 P1), rep from *
Row 24: *(P1 K3 P3 K1), rep from *
Row 25: *(P1 K1 P2 K2 P1 K1), rep from *
Row 26: *(K1 P1 K2 P2 K1 P1), rep from *
Row 27: *(K1 P1), rep from *
Row 28: *(P1 K1), rep from *

Remember if you translate this pattern to an item connected in the round (such as a hat or sock), make sure that your row pairs stack and you work the stitch as it presents. What does that mean? For example, Row 27 would be (K1 P1)* and so would Row 28 since you haven't reversed directions.

Raised Diamonds
Transferred to needles


  1. That is a pretty stitch. I'll have to give it a try sometime. Are you beading it too?

  2. Thanks! Nope on the beading; the little sparkles you see are part of the yarn.

  3. That is a wonderful pattern. I'm saving all these patterns and am hoping to make an afghan with them. Thanks so much for sharing.

  4. I am trying to replicate this pattern using a finger weight yarn and authentic knitting board. Mine is not coming out as uniform and "knit" looking as the sample you have provided. When I do the knit stitch, I am using the method where you lay the yarn over the stitch and use the pick to pull it through the stitch on the peg, then lifting up and over. Am I supposed to E-wrap instead? Or am I using too small a yarn gauge?

  5. I haven't done this with finger weight and I haven't used the authentic knitting board so I'm sorry I can't help you with that aspect. ... But I can tell you that I am using the u-wrap knit stitch. It sounds like you are using the regular knit stitch (the exact opposite of a purl). I wouldn't think it would make much difference but maybe between that and the different gauge, it isn't creating the look you want.

    Here is a link to the u-wrap stitch if you are unfamiliar with it.

    I hope you find a way to make it work for you -- this was one of my favorite blocks!

  6. I am new to the knit loom, but have done the e-wrap and twisted stockinette on both circular and rectangular looms. I made a hat and scarf to match in that stitch. However, I am now seeking other design stitches and found your site. You mentioned a stretchy cast on and stretchy cast off. The link given on the Braid Knit Stitch came back with a closed site. I have searched google for the instructions. What is the stretchy cast on stitch? I found lots of instructions for the stretchy cast off, but none mentioning stretchy cast on. However the twisted stockinette e-wrap seems stretchy.

  7. I started an Afghan with this stitch. I can't wait to see how it turns out.