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Loose Diamonds Blanket

from Verdigris Knits
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Loose Diamonds Blanket
Loose Diamonds Blanket Loose Diamonds Blanket Side 1
Loose Diamonds Blanket Loose Diamonds Blanket Side 2

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit, purl, yarn over, k2tog, slip stitch

Pattern Description:

Looking for a one-of-a-kind baby blanket? A fun knit project that will have everyone wondering how you did it? Look no further.

This design results from a convergence of two techniques: slip stitch mosaics and brioche. At first glance, you might think short rows were used to achieve the dynamic shifts in the pattern, but no short rows are used. And while the blanket appears to be worked using a 2-color stranded method, only 1 color is used at a time. The result creates a reversible, luxuriously squishy fabric with two distinct yet equally attractive sides. One side looks more like a traditional stockinette mosaic, but the fabric lays flat and does not roll as traditional stockinette must. The other side reveals a surprising textured effect, as shown in the side 2 photo.

This unisex blanket is very warm, yet lightweight, and luxuriously scrunchy. The pattern works well when combining a neutral color with a variegated with long color changes, or using 2 contrasting solids.


20 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches in Pattern Stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Approximately 32" x 32" (81cm x 81cm)


  • 2, 3.5 oz (100g) skeins of heavy worsted weight yarn in MC (Knit Picks Chroma Worsted - Bare) or approximately 400 yds
  • 2, 3.5 oz (100g) skeins of heavy worsted weight yarn in CC (Knit Picks Chroma Worsted - Guppy) or approximately 400 yds of a variegated yarn
  • US size 6 (4.0mm) needles, or size to achieve desired fabric characteristics

You Will Also Need:

  • 6 stitch markers
  • yarn needle or crochet hook to weave in ends

Suggested yarn:

800 yards of Chunky weight