Diamondback scarf pattern

September 29, 2006 at 4:24 pm | Posted in free pattern, pattern design | Leave a comment

It’s not exactly a complicated pattern, but heck, I figure I may as well post it. Posting patterns makes me feel like I’m playing with the big knitbloggers. :p

CO 17 stitches using long-tail cast-on. (Feel free to add on a thicker border to help prevent the stockinette curl if you like.)

K R1-2 then begin the sections.

Section1
R1 – P1, K1, P to last 2 sts, K1, P1
R2 – K1, P1, K6, P1, K6, P1, K1
R3 – P1, K1, P5, K3, P5, K1, P1
R4 – K1, P1, K4, P2, K1, P2, K4, P1, K1
R5 – P1, K1, P3, K2, P3, K2, P3, K1, P1
R6 – K1, P2, K2, P2, K5, P2, K2, P1, K1
R7 – P1, K1, P1, K2, P3, K1, P3, K2, P1, K1, P1
R8 – rep R6
R9 – rep R5
R10 – rep R4
R11 – rep R3
R12 – rep R2
R13 – rep R1

Section 2
R1 – K1, P1, K to last 2 sts, P1, K1
R2 – P1, K1, P6, K1, P6, K1, P1
R3 – K1, P1, K5, P3, K5, P1, K1
R4 – P1, K1, P4, K2, P1, K2, P4, K1, P1
R5 – K1, P1, K3, P2, K3, P2, K3, P1, K1
R6 – P1, K2, P2, K2, P5, K2, P2, K1, P1
R7 – K1, P1, K1, P2, K3, P1, K3, P2, K1, P1, K1
R8 – rep R6
R9 – rep R5
R10 – rep R4
R11 – rep R3
R12 – rep R2
R13 – rep R1

Section 3
Rep section 1

Section 4
R1 – K1, P1, K to last 2 sts, P1, K1
R2 – P1, K1, P6, K1, P6, K1, P1
R3 – K1, P1, K5, P3, K5, P1, K1
R4 – P1, K1, P4, K2, P1, K2, P4, K1, P1
R5 – K1, P1, K3, P2, K3, P2, K3, P1, K1
R6 – P1, K2, P2, K2, P5, K2, P2, K1, P1
R7 – K1, P1, K1, P2, K7, P2, K1, P1, K1
R8 – rep R6
R9 – rep R5
R10 – rep R4
R11 – rep R3
R12 – rep R2
R13 – rep R1

Continue sections 1-4, ending with section 3. K 3 rows, Bind off in preferred method.

There. Simple pattern, but the texture looks neat. The reason there’s no ‘eye’ in the last section is primarily because I goofed when knitting it for the first time, but didn’t feel like frogging back to fix it. I instead left it, worked it into the pattern to create a little variation. This is also why the pattern ends after a repeat of section 3, so that the diamond without an eye always has 3 diamonds with eyes before it. It just balances it out.

Would I make this pattern again? Probably, though with a thicker border to prevent the curl. It doesn’t curl so as to obscure the pattern, but it still annoys me. Regardless, though, the constant switching of knit and purl is mindless enough to not require much attention, but still keeps me amused enough that it doesn’t get boring to knit.

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