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.