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KNITTING PATTERN: This doily (placemat, potholder ...) consists of 60 short-row diamonds that stack up to be triangles which in turn form a (slightly angular) circle – or a spiky hexagon. It starts with a provisional cast on and is finished by grafting in garter stitch. It is quite fiddly and not a beginner pattern

The pattern PDF contains 

  • written row-by-row instructions for knitting this piece – including 8 in-process photos
  • an explanation (plus schematic) of the construction, i.e. how the diamonds stack up to create the whole piece
  • chart(s) of one diamond
  • short photo tutorials for the following techniques
  • provisional CO with a crochet hook and undoing it
  • grafting in garter stitch
  • short rows with wrap and turn and picking up the wraps 
  • crochet CO (at the edge of a knitted piece)
  • weaving in yarn while carrying it (backwards and forwards)

To knit this piece you need the following materials:

  • Sports weight yarn 
  • 120 metres in MC (main colour)
  • 50 metres in CC (contour colour)
  • 2.5 mm knitting needles 
  • a crochet hook of a similar size (I used a 2.5mm hook)  
  • scrap yarn
  • a tapestry needle – for grafting and to weave in ends

The finished piece knitted in Sports weight yarn measures 30 - 33 cm in diameter.

The last photo shows the wrong side of the piece.

You will get a PDF (4MB) file