Easy Diamond Stitch Afghan/Blanket

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Easy Diamond Stitch Afghan/Blanket Pattern

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Knitting: Easy Diamond Stitch Afghan/Blanket
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

Category:

Knitting

Type:

Home Decor

Item:

Blanket/Bedspread

Skill Level:

little skill level requirement Novice

Pattern Description:

Who would believe the beautiful stitch used for this afghan was created by just knitting and purling? The stitch has a lovely predictable rhythm to it and with no fancy cables or twists to slow you down, it goes along quickly. To speed things up even further, it's worked in popular Lion Brand Wool-Ease(r) Thick & Quick(r) Super Bulky Yarn.

However, measuring in at 49" x 63", this is a big project and does take some time (and yarn) to make. With that in mind, 3 other less daunting sizes are included in the instructions. The lap size in particular, measures a cosy ?26 1/2" x 33" and takes only 4 balls; that's just about right for Holiday gift giving.

Gauge:

9 sts and 12 rows = 4" (10cm) in stockinette st

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Afghan: 49" x 63"
  • Coverlet: 41 1/2" x 53"
  • Chair: 34" x 43"
  • Lap: 26 1/2" x 33"

Materials:

  • Afghan Size: 13 balls Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick
  • Coverlet Size: 9 balls Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick
  • Chair Size: 6 balls Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick
  • Lap Size: 4 balls Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick
  • One circular needle US size 13 (9mm) or whatever size needle you require to produce the gauge given. 29" long for Afghan and Coverlet sizes, or 24" long for Chair and Lap sizes

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Super Bulky Yarn

Colorway:

098 Linen

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by Janice
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Knit, Sew, Bake, Repeat. That's me!

I'm a former Design Studio Supervisor for a yarn company. The techniques I use are generally traditional, but I admit I do like to press for the unusual once in a while.

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